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sabine48 posted:

Can someone familiar with the terminology PLEASE explain what is going on so I can better understand? This is my loved one's recent Doppler result. Thank you so much.

Exam: Ankle Pressure Index
History: Peripheral vascular disease, unspecified

The ankle-brachial index on the right side is 0.85 which reflects mild vascular occlusive disease the right leg. The ankle-brachial index on the left was 1.0 which under normal circumstances would be consistent with a normal finding however there is a significant discrepancy in the left brachial pressure which is 102 as compared to brachia pressure on the right of 153. The differences in brachial pressures would be suspicious for vascular occlusive disease of the left subclavian artery.

Impression:

1. Ankle-brachial index of 0.85 on the right which would reflect mild vascular occlusive disease of the right leg.

2. Nonvalid ankle-brachial index on the left of 1.0 due to a 50 mmHg decreased left brachial systolic pressure. This finding would be suspicious for vascular occlusive disease of the subclavin artery. There may also be significant vascular disease of the left leg.

Going to specialist later in the month to decide what needs done. Wondering how likely surgery will be? I know I can't expect you to have our answers but I am wondering none the less and hoping that later in the month is not too long to wait.
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