Interpretation of ABPI

  • 1.3 or above may indicate arterial disease or calcification. Seek advice from tissue viability nurse
  • 1.0-1.3 normal arterial flow. Regular compression is probably safe, if not otherwise contraindicated
  • 0.8-1.0 Mild arterial disease, but sufficient for compression if not otherwise contraindicated
  • 0.5-0.8 Moderate arterial insufficiency. Seek advice from tissue viability nurse; reduced compression may be appropriate following specialist advice

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