Maxa Internal Medicine

3505 Duluth Park Lane
Building 4, Suite 400
Duluth, Georgia 30096

Telephone: 678-597-3180
Fax: 678-597-3181

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Ankle-Brachial Index

A simple test called an ankle-brachial index (ABI) often is used to diagnose Peripheral Arterial Disease, or P.A.D.

The ABI compares blood pressure in your ankle to blood pressure in your arm. This test shows how well blood is flowing in your limbs.

ABI can show whether P.A.D. is affecting your limbs, but it won't show which blood vessels are narrowed or blocked.

A normal ABI result is 1.0 or greater (with a range of 0.90 to 1.30). The test takes about 10 to 15 minutes to measure both arms and both ankles. This test may be done yearly to see whether P.A.D. is getting worse.

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Convenient Duluth Office

Our office is located in Duluth, Georgia at the corner of Duluth Park Lane and Postal Drive directly across the street from the Duluth branch of the Gwinnett Public Library and located behind the Duluth Post Office.