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Diagnostic Accuracy Study of an Oscillometric Ankle-Brachial Index in Peripheral Arterial Disease: The Influence of Oscillometric Errors and Calcified Legs.
Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease by ankle-brachial index and its correlation with carotid intimal thickness and coronary risk factors in Nepalese population over the age of forty years 2007; 5(1): 12-15.
Kim et al., "P875 Comparison of multi-modality evaluation of atherosclerosis for assessment of the severity and complexity of coronary artery disease: flow-mediated dilation, ankle-brachial index and pulse wave velocity," European Heart Journal, vol.
Heritability of the ankle-brachial index: the Framingham Offspring study.
Carrasco-Flores et al., "Concordance between automated oscillometric measurement of ankle-brachial index and traditional measurement by eco-Doppler in patients without peripheral artery disease," Blood Pressure, vol.
Caption: Figure 1: Correlation between the ankle-brachial index (ABI) and carotid intima-media thickness (c-IMT) in the cohort.
The relevance of different methods of calculating the ankle-brachial index: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.
We believe this is due to the majority of studies examining the decline of older adult gait not excluding patients with PAD based on a simple ankle-brachial index despite the known high prevalence of PAD in the older adult population [12,20-21,31].
Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease in high-risk patients using ankle-brachial index in general practice: a cross-sectional study Int J Clin Pract 2009 January; 63(1): 63-70.
To help confirm a diagnosis of PAD, a vascular specialist may run a simple, non-invasive test called an ankle-brachial index (ABI).
They aimed to investigate the association between aortic flow velocity propagation (AVP), and ankle-brachial index (ABI) in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension.