Association between ankle-brachial index and risk factor profile in patients newly diagnosed with intermittent claudication.

@article{Daskalopoulou2008AssociationBA,
  title={Association between ankle-brachial index and risk factor profile in patients newly diagnosed with intermittent claudication.},
  author={Stella S Daskalopoulou and Mariasoosai Pathmarajah and Stavros K. Kakkos and Marios E. Daskalopoulos and Pah Holloway and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis and Nancy E. Mayo and George Geroulakos},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={
          441-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The primary objective of the present study was to determine whether there is an association between the ankle-brachial index (ABI) and the risk factor profile in patients with newly diagnosed peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A secondary objective was to identify the risk factor profile of these patients, and evaluate how well these factors are controlled in the primary care setting. METHODS AND RESULTS In this cross-sectional study, all new consecutive patients referred by… CONTINUE READING

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