Relationship of a low ankle-brachial index with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality in Chinese patients with metabolic syndrome after a 6-year follow-up: a Chinese prospective cohort study.

@article{Cang2012RelationshipOA,
  title={Relationship of a low ankle-brachial index with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality in Chinese patients with metabolic syndrome after a 6-year follow-up: a Chinese prospective cohort study.},
  author={Yan Cang and Jue Kun Li and Yuan-min Li and Yun Zhou and Yue-zhou Wu and Xian-kai Li and Chao-fan Wang and Haiyan Yang and Yawei Xu},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 20},
  pages={2847-56}
}
OBJECTIVE Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common clinical manifestation of the systemic atherosclerotic process, and the ankle-brachial index (ABI) is an ideal tool to diagnose PAD. Currently, there have been few long-term follow-up studies focused on the associations of the ABI with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in Chinese MetS patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of ABI to predict the prognosis of CVD in hospitalized Chinese… CONTINUE READING