Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
Peripheral Vascular Disease is a serious medical condition that must be monitored closely. The presence of peripheral artery disease is a significant predictor of adverse complications such as cardiovascular events and stroke. Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease are also prone to Coronary Artery Disease and Cerebral Artery Disease.
The ankle/brachial index is a diagnostic tool used to assess peripheral vascular disease. This is a simple test that measures the ratio of lower and upper extremity blood pressure. The overall rate of cardiovascular morbidity increases significantly in patients with low ankle-brachial indexes.
The ABIgram uses the pressure measurements to calculate three ankle / brachial indexes. The minimum ankle / brachial Index is the minimum ankle pressure divided by the maximum brachial pressure. The right ABI is equal to the right ankle pressure divided by the maximum brachial pressure. And the left ABI is equal to the left ankle pressure divided by the maximum brachial pressure.
The VasoCor device administers the ABI procedure to measure the ankle-brachial blood pressure ratio or ankle-arm index for assessment of lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. The VasoCor device simplifies the process of measuring the ABI by eliminating the need for Doppler equipment.