eWellness: Blood pressure measurement may detect vulnerability to heart attack
The ankle–brachial index (ABI), a simple, non–invasive 10–minute test should be incorporated into a routine physical exam for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease in the middle aged and the elderly, especially those with heart attack risk factors like smokers, diabetics and the ones with high BP or cholesterol levels.With the patient in a supine position, the doctor takes blood pressure readings from both arms; he then takes blood pressure readings from both
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