Peripheral arterial disease as an independent predictor for excess stroke morbidity and mortality in primary-care patients: 5-year results of the getABI study.

@article{Meves2010PeripheralAD,
  title={Peripheral arterial disease as an independent predictor for excess stroke morbidity and mortality in primary-care patients: 5-year results of the getABI study.},
  author={Saskia Meves and Prof. Dr. med. C. Diehm and Klaus Berger and David Pittrow and Hans Joachim Trampisch and Ina Burghaus and Gerhart Tepohl and J. -R. Allenberg and Heinz Gerd Endres and Markus Schwertfeger and Harald Darius and Roman Ludwig Haberl},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          546-54
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is controversial evidence with regard to the significance of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) as an indicator for future stroke risk. We aimed to quantify the risk increase for mortality and morbidity associated with PAD. METHODS In an open, prospective, noninterventional cohort study in the primary care setting, a total of 6,880 unselected patients > or =65 years were categorized according to the presence or absence of PAD and followed up for vascular events or deaths over… CONTINUE READING

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