The association of the ankle-brachial index with incident coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study, 1987–2001

@article{Weatherley2007TheAO,
  title={The association of the ankle-brachial index with incident coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study, 1987–2001},
  author={Beth Davison Weatherley and Jeanenne J. Nelson and Gerardo Heiss and Lloyd Ellwood Chambless and Albert Richey Sharrett and F. Javier J Nieto and Aaron R Folsom and Wayne D. Rosamond},
  journal={BMC Cardiovascular Disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={3 - 3}
}
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), defined by a low ankle-brachial index (ABI), is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, but the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) over the range of the ABI is not well characterized, nor described for African Americans. METHODS The ABI was measured in 12186 white and African American men and women in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study in 1987-89. Fatal and non-fatal CHD events were ascertained through annual… CONTINUE READING
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