Non-compressible arterial disease and the risk of coronary calcification in type-2 diabetes.

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OBJECTIVE Ankle-brachial index (ABI) screening is recommended for the detection of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in at-risk populations, including diabetics. A low ABI identifies obstructive lower extremity vascular disease and predicts CVD events and increased mortality. A high ABI represents non-compressible arterial disease (NCAD), and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.06.004

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