Validation of a new method of detecting peripheral artery disease by determination of ankle-brachial index using an automatic blood pressure device.

@article{Benchimol2004ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a new method of detecting peripheral artery disease by determination of ankle-brachial index using an automatic blood pressure device.},
  author={Alain Benchimol and Virginie Bernard and Xavier Pillois and Nghi Tran Hong and Daniel Benchimol and Jacques Bonnet},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={127-34}
}
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a predictor of total and cardiovascular mortality; its most valuable simple index is the ankle-brachial index (ABI). The present study was designed to assess whether a commercially available automatic device could be used to determine ABI in comparison with the classical Doppler method. The ABI was defined as the ratio of systolic blood pressure at each ankle to the maximal brachial systolic pressure, a pathological index being defined for a ratio <0.90. The… CONTINUE READING

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