Risk of myocardial infarction and angina in patients with severe peripheral vascular disease: predictive role of C-reactive protein.

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BACKGROUND Patients undergoing revascularization procedures for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) have a greatly increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) that is predicted only partly by clinical data and cardiovascular risk factors. We investigated whether the prognostic assessment in PVD patients could be improved by preoperative measurements of C… (More)

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