Prevalence of asymptomatic arteriosclerosis obliterans and its relationship with risk factors in inhabitants of rural communities in Japan: Tanno-Sobetsu study.

@article{Fujiwara2004PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of asymptomatic arteriosclerosis obliterans and its relationship with risk factors in inhabitants of rural communities in Japan: Tanno-Sobetsu study.},
  author={Tadashi Fujiwara and Shigeyuki Saitoh and Satoru Takagi and Hirofumi Ohnishi and Junichi Ohata and Hiroshi Takeuchi and Takeshi Isobe and Yu Chiba and Nobuo Katoh and Hiroshi Akasaka and Kazuaki Shimamoto},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2004},
  volume={177 1},
  pages={83-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Since arteriosclerosis obliterance in the legs (ASO) causes deterioration of the prognosis of the elderly, prevention of ASO is important for maintenance of their quality of lives. We studied the prevalences of ASO in rural communities in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured the ratio of systolic blood pressure in the leg to that in the arm… CONTINUE READING