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Ankle and Brachial Index


varicose veins

Ankle-Brachial Index:


  • An Ankle-brachial Index test is used to screen for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Peripheral vascular disease affects a large portion of the general population, more so in patients with known cardiac disease. You may have talked to your physician about pain or cramping you are experiencing when you exercise or even while at rest. This pain can be intermittent or constant.


  • The total amount of time this test will take is approximately thirty minutes. No preparation is necessary. Blood pressure cuffs are placed in various positions on your arms and legs and pressures are taken in these areas. The patient may experience some discomfort during the inflation of each cuff, similar to when a standard blood pressure measurement is taken.




The quick, minimally-invasive procedure involves injecting a specially formulated solution directly into the unwanted veins, which ultimately causes them to collapse and fade away.

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that the pressure of the blood on the blood vessels is higher than normal.


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Arrhythmias refer to any abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Some arrhythmias can cause fluttering or palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness.

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart.


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Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping blood as effectively as it should be.



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Varicose Veins

They’re abnormally enlarged and gnarled, often resembling ropes that twist up and down your leg. They typically develop in leg veins, because they must work against gravity to transport blood back to your heart. 

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Venous Ulcers

A venous ulcer, or stasis ulcer, is a skin ulcer that develops on your leg due to underlying problems in leg veins.


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Restless leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition that causes crawling sensations and the urge to move your legs.

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Heart and Vein Center
18915 Twelve Mile Rd
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Phone: 248-277-5205
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