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What does A/B stand for?

A/B stands for ankle/brachial systolic pressure

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Kaiser V, Kester AD, Stoffers HE, Kitslaar PJ, Knottnerus JA (July 1999). "The influence of experience on the reproducibility of the ankle-brachial systolic pressure ratio in peripheral arterial occlusive disease". Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 18 (1): 25–9. doi:10. 1053/ejvs. 1999. 0843.
Introduction: The Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is the systolic pressure at the ankle, divided by the systolic pressure at the arm. It has been shown to be a specific and sensitive metric for the diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Additionally, the ABI has been shown to predict mortality and adverse cardiovascular events independent of traditional CV risk factors.
The ankle systolic blood pressure was lower in sickle cell anaemia patients than in the controls (p < 0. 001) (Table 2). The ratio of the systolic ankle-to-brachial blood pressure (ankle–brachial systolic blood pressure index) was compared in patients and controls (Table 3). The observed mean indices were 0. 88 ± 0. 09 and 1. 03 ± 0. 06, respectively for patients and controls.