Relationship between lipid parameters and the presence of peripheral arterial disease in elderly patients.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between various lipid parameters and the presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of the observational epidemiological getABI study (German epidemiological trial on Ankle Brachial Index) with 6,880 unselected elderly patients in 344 primary care centers. RESULTS In the multivariate analysis, the strength of the association between the various lipid parameters and PAD was found to be generally limited, when accounting for other risk factors. CONCLUSION These findings are in contrast to previous studies. While lipid levels alone cannot be used for supporting the PAD diagnosis or the risk factor for these patients, this should not preclude PAD patients from receiving adequate lipid lowering treatment.

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@article{Diehm2004RelationshipBL, title={Relationship between lipid parameters and the presence of peripheral arterial disease in elderly patients.}, author={Curt Diehm and Stefan F Lange and Hans Joachim Trampisch and Roman Ludwig Haberl and Harald Darius and Berndt von Stritzky and David Pittrow and Gerhart Tepohl and Jens Rainer Allenberg}, journal={Current medical research and opinion}, year={2004}, volume={20 12}, pages={1873-5} }