Self-Reported Peripheral Arterial Disease Predicts Future Vascular Events in a Community-Based Cohort

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Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is highly prevalent and strongly associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The ankle-brachial index used to screen for PAD is not routinely performed in primary care settings. To determine if self-reported PAD is an independent predictor of combined vascular events (myocardial infarction… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-008-0694-x

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