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Florida Vein Specialists Publish a New Article Explaining the Ankle-Brachial Index Test

Florida Vein Specialists: What is the ABI test?

April 18th, 2015. Boynton Beach, FL. South Palm Cardiovascular Associates is releasing a new article that explains a common diagnostic test they use in their practice to detect cardiovascular disease. According to these Florida vein specialists, standard blood pressure measurements taken only at the arm don’t provide sufficient information to detect blood clots, arteries narrowed by cardiovascular disease, and venous insufficiency.

In this article, these noted Palm Beach vein treatment experts explain that the ankle-brachial index (ABI) test offers a better picture of a patient’s vascular health. “In an ABI test, your blood pressure is measured in two locations simultaneously – at the arm and at the ankle. The two readings are then compared, and used to determine an ABI value that indicates how efficiently your blood is flowing through your blood vessels.” A healthy ABI value is a good sign of cardiovascular health, whereas an abnormal value often indicates a higher-than-normal risk of heart attack or stroke.

These top cardiologists in Palm Beach hope that the information in this article helps patients understand one of the many tests they perform to help them keep their hearts, arteries, and veins healthy. Patients and the general public who are seeking more information can find it on SPCVA’s website at

Cardiovascular Treatment Options

Heart and cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death in the United States today—responsible for about one in four deaths, or 600,000 people per year. While traditional approaches to cardiovascular health tend to focus on a single symptom or condition, South Palm Cardiovascular doctors treat the whole patient instead of just treating a condition.

South Palm Cardiovascular Associates cardiologists are dedicated heart specialists, expert at diagnosing and treating disorders of the heart, arteries, and veins. We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services in a comfortable and inviting Boynton Beach office, including EKG, stress tests, nuclear stress tests, pacemakers, tilt table testing, catheterization, angiography, stenting, PFO closure, vascular testing, minimally invasive vein treatments and Doppler ultrasound. The technology used is state-of-the-art, and our team of support providers and staff is dedicated to making every visit of every patient a pleasant, productive experience.

About South Palm Cardiovascular Associates

South Palm Cardiovascular Associates is Boynton Beach’s premier center for cardiovascular care. Their team of dedicated experts prides itself on setting the standard for excellence in cardiac and cardiovascular care at two convenient Boynton Beach locations. SPCVA’s success in providing leading-edge cardiac and cardiovascular care starts with their four lead physicians, all recognized experts in their fields.

With extensive experience using the latest technology and most advanced procedures, South Palm Cardiovascular Associates doctors enable patients to achieve optimal health while fostering caring, personal relationships that last for years.

South Palm Cardiovascular Associates
Tel. 561-202-1434

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