Contribution of genetic and environmental influences to ankle-brachial blood pressure index in the NHLBI Twin Study. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

@article{Carmelli2000ContributionOG,
  title={Contribution of genetic and environmental influences to ankle-brachial blood pressure index in the NHLBI Twin Study. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.},
  author={Dorit Carmelli and Richard R. Fabsitz and Gary E. Swan and Terry Reed and Bruce L. Miller and Philip A. Wolf},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={151 5},
  pages={452-8}
}
The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is widely used in the clinical diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease. The contributions of genetic and environmental influences to normal and abnormal ABI values are unknown. In this study, the authors used available data on 94 monozygotic pairs and 90 dizygotic pairs of elderly, White, male twins examined in 1995-1997 to investigate the contributions of genetic and environmental influences to normative ABI values. Within-twin-pair correlations for normative… CONTINUE READING
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