Current Insights On ABI And Diagnosing PAD

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Michael DeBrule, DPM

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Dr. Praveen Nayaksays: September 3, 2013 at 1:50 am

I would like to congratulate the author on the good work and update on ABI.
It was enlightening.

What happens in a low flow (where ABI should be low) and associated with calcified vessel (where ABI would be falsely high)? In such a combination, the ABI may show in normal range. Since most of diabetics have calcified vessels, this combination is likely.
What do we do?

Regards,
Dr. Praveen Nayak
MBBS, MS (Gen Surg), PGDC in Diabetic foot care
Consultant Diabetic foot care specialist
Department of Podiatric Surgery
KMC Mangalore

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Edward M, M.D.says: September 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Very well done article.

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