The association of biomarkers of iron status with peripheral arterial disease in US adults

@article{Menke2009TheAO,
  title={The association of biomarkers of iron status with peripheral arterial disease in US adults},
  author={Andy Menke and Jos{\'e} Fern{\'a}ndez-Real and Paul Muntner and Eliseo Guallar},
  journal={BMC Cardiovascular Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={34 - 34}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have examined the association of biomarkers of iron metabolism with measures of carotid artery atherosclerosis, with inconsistent results. Few studies, however, have evaluated the association between biomarkers of iron metabolism and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The purpose of this study is to examine the association of ferritin and transferrin saturation with PAD. METHODS Serum ferritin, transferrin saturation, and PAD, defined as having an ankle-brachial… CONTINUE READING