Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)

ANKLE BRACHIAL INDEX (ABI)

This is a simple test using many blood pressure cuffs to check the ratio of the blood pressure in the ankle and arm. It is used to evaluate for the arterial blockages or poor circulation in the legs.

By National Heart Lung and Blood Insitute (NIH) (National Heart Lung and Blood Insitute (NIH)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By National Heart Lung and Blood Insitute (NIH) (National Heart Lung and Blood Insitute (NIH)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons