Secondary prevention and mortality in peripheral artery disease: National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, 1999 to 2004.

@article{Pande2011SecondaryPA,
  title={Secondary prevention and mortality in peripheral artery disease: National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, 1999 to 2004.},
  author={Reena L Pande and Todd S. Perlstein and Joshua A Beckman and Mark A. Creager},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2011},
  volume={124 1},
  pages={17-23}
}
BACKGROUND Whether individuals with peripheral artery disease (PAD) identified by screening ankle-brachial index benefit from preventive therapies to reduce cardiovascular risk is unknown. We aimed to determine the number of US adults with PAD who are not receiving preventive therapies and whether treatment is associated with reduced mortality in PAD subjects without known cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey… CONTINUE READING