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Atherosclerotic vascular disease affecting the lower extremities and Ankle Brachial Pressure Index


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So just got a provider message from my cardiologist that he wants to get some ankle brachial pressure index readings done on me for the next 3-4 weeks.  Anyone know what this entails?  Am I going to be wearing a monitor or something at work?  Also, I am already rated at 60% with CAD secondary to DMII.  Does atherosclerotic vascular disease affecting the lower extremities have its own rating schedule despite already being rated for CAD at 60%? 

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It’s a simple test of measuring the BP in your ankles.  It takes 5 minutes.   Hope this helps.

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It’s a simple test of measuring the BP in your ankles.  It takes 5 minutes.  

Hope this helps.

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Was contacted by the VA today to make an appointment for some ultrasounds as well on my lower extremities.  Guess this is going to be a full work-up on my legs due to my current CAD rating of 60%.

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