The fast, simple, and accurate ankle brachial index

The Smart-ABI solution offers the ability to perform rapid non-invasive arterial studies. This solution enables us to test all high-risk patients and facilitates collaborative care in an easy-to-operate and reproducible system.

ABI compares the blood pressures in a patient’s ankle arteries with the arteries in their arms in order to indicate if the patient is receiving adequate blood flow in their feet.

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

  • PAD is a serious disease, but it can be diagnosed easily with simple methods.
  • PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the walls of the peripheral arteries. In PAD, plaque narrows or blocks the arteries in the legs and arms, reducing blood flow.
  • People with PAD have an increased risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke, and lower limb tissue injury.
  • Untreated PAD can greatly increase a patient’s risk for more serious conditions, such as kidney disease and gangrene, which can lead to leg amputation. It can also diminish one’s ability to function and participate in daily activities. Symptoms such as intermittent claudication, which causes pain with walking, can be debilitating and reduce quality of life.
  • Some cases of PAD can be successfully treated with lifestyle modifications and medications, although surgery is sometimes necessary.

Peripheral Artery Disease Risk Factors

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking (cigarette)
  • 50+
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Family History