Distribution of the Ankle-Brachial Index and Associated Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Population of Middle-Aged and Elderly Koreans

@inproceedings{Kweon2005DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of the Ankle-Brachial Index and Associated Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Population of Middle-Aged and Elderly Koreans},
  author={Sun Seog Kweon and Min Ho Shin and Kyeong-Soo Park and Hae Sung Nam and Seul-Ki Jeong and So Yeon Ryu and Eun-Kyung Chung and Jin-Su Choi},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2005}
}
The Doppler ankle-brachial pressure index (ABI) is an objective and efficient tool that can be used to determine the presence and severity of peripheral arterial disease in the lower extremities. The ABI value is inversely associated with other cardiovascular risk factors. To date, there have been no studies of the distribution of ABI in Korea. We performed a cross-sectional study of 1,943 subjects (681 men and 1,262 women; 45-74 yr old) in Namwon, Korea. The prevalence of a low ABI (<0.90) was… CONTINUE READING

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