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 to diagnose 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 readi
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