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Get to grips withe the ankle brachial pressure index

Publication date: Friday, 07 December 2012
Contributor(s): Sue Lyon

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has had a lower profile than other vascular diseases, but it is moving up the agenda following recent publication of guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Take a look at NICE's priorities for implementation, and you will see that using the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) to check for PAD is set to become part of routine cardiovascular risk assessment in primary care.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 9, Number 4, Oct-Nov-Dec 2012
Print edition page(s): 171-174
Contributor(s): Sue Lyon

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