How Does Smart-ABI Work?
Smart-ABI is a tool we can use to measure two important factors regarding your circulation: blood pressure, ABI. It is quick, non-intrusive, and accurate, using Bluetooth technology and comfortable cuffs.
Blood pressure is something many of us are already familiar with, but the cuff used by ABI looks different than the one with the hose and bulb connected to it. It still measures the pressure of blood against blood vessels as the heart contracts and releases, just like a standard cuff.
An ABI, or ankle brachial index test, brings the focus closer to the feet and lower limbs. This is a primary way we check for PAD, by comparing blood pressure measured at the ankle with the blood pressure at the arm. We might ask to test you before and immediately after some walking activity, but the testing itself remains completely comfortable and simple.
By comparing the two pressures, we receive an ankle brachial index number. Lower numbers mean it is more likely that the arteries in your legs are growing narrow or facing some form of blockage.
Smart-ABI is also capable of measuring your body mass index (BMI). Depending on the circumstances, BMI may be helpful information to track and compare to your blood pressures over time.
Smart-ABI testing takes just a couple minutes, with results transmitted immediately to a tablet for our review. There is no fuss and no need to be referred to a different practice or lab for testing.
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