If you answered YES to any of these questions and you have leg pain when you walk that goes away when you rest, talk to your doctor. You may have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The first step to diagnosing involves an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) test and we’re offering this at no cost on Tuesday, April 25 from 1-4 pm at Glacial Ridge Hospital. Call the outreach scheduling desk at 320.634.2018 to schedule your time.
During the ABI test, you will remove your shoes and socks and lie quietly on an examining table for approximately 10 minutes. The nurse will then take blood pressure measurements in both arms and legs using a small ultrasound device. A calculation, which is the Ankle Brachial Index, will be made determining the ratio between the ankle and arm pressure showing if these is evidence that PAD is present. Allow around 30 minutes for the test and results will be given immediately following.