|Blood pressure measurement of
an ankle artery.
The Ankle/Brachial Index (ABI) is a test that detects arterial disease in the legs by calculating a ratio from the blood pressure in the arms and the blood pressure at the ankles.
Arterial waveforms and blood pressure measurements are acquired using a hand held Doppler probe applied to the arms and ankles.
This test is used to:
Yes. Eat and drink as you normally would the day of the test (unless you are also scheduled that day for an ultrasound exam that requires fasting).
Take all of your medications at the usual times, as prescribed by your doctor.
You may feel fatigue or leg pain during the exercise portion of this test.
This exam usually takes about 30 minutes, depending on many variables. After the test, you may go home or go to your other scheduled appointments.
After a vascular surgeon has interpreted your exam, the results will be sent to your referring physician and/or the vascular surgeon will go over the results with you during a follow-up appointment.