Why measure for ABI (Ankle Brachial Index)?

The Ankle Brachial Index is an important way to diagnose peripheral vascular diseases (PAD). PAD is a circulatory problem where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. It’s believed that around 236 million adults were living with PAD worldwide.[1] It’s particularly important for screening patients at risk for developing cardiovascular disease, which causes 35% of deaths globally. Why is this simple screening solution so important?

  • 70% of patients with PAD experience no symptoms at all
  • One-third of asymptomatic patients have masked LEAD (Lower Extremity Arterial Disease)
  • 13% of the entire population is affected by PAD

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral Arterial Disease, a life-threatening condition, is seriously underdiagnosed and undertreated. Undertreatment of PAD leads to severe complications, such as leg amputation or major CV events.

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How can I best measure ABI?

The MESI ABPI MD is the world’s fastest screening tool for measuring ABI. It takes 1-minute to discover blocked arteries.

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4CUFF™ technology for a safe and efficient measurement

  • Controlled inflation and deflation of the cuffs at the exact same time – catching the exact same heartbeat
  • Risk-free: by compressing both arms and legs with four cuffs or more, all major arteries would be occluded and this presents a risk of cardiac overload
  • No blood pressure drift and human error

Why choose MESI?

In today’s busy climate, who wouldn’t want a simple-to-use diagnostic tool that can help you determine the safe level of compression to use for your patients. 

The MESI ABPI MD is easy to use and training takes very little time. Screen every patient in your clinic for Peripheral Arterial Disease with the MESI ABPI MD, and then move forward with a compression therapy program best suited for them.


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