The impact of coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejection fraction on the prognosis of patients with peripheral artery disease.

Abstract

The impact of the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) on the prognosis of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) has not been systematically studied. We retrospectively analysed 622 patients with PAD (intermittent claudication (IC): n = 446; critical limb ischaemia (CLI): n = 176). The association of SYNTAX score and LVEF with mortality was analysed using the Cox proportional hazard model. In patients with IC, a high SYNTAX score was significantly associated with mortality, whereas reduced LVEF was significantly associated with mortality in patients with CLI. The prognostic impact of CAD and LVEF appears different between patients with IC and CLI.

DOI: 10.1111/imj.13600

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@article{Tsujimura2017TheIO, title={The impact of coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejection fraction on the prognosis of patients with peripheral artery disease.}, author={Takuya Tsujimura and Osamu Iida and Takayuki Ishihara and Masashi Fujita and Masaharu Masuda and Shin Okamoto and Kiyonori Nanto and Takashi Kanda and Akihiro Sunaga and Mitsuyoshi Takahara and Masaaki Uematsu}, journal={Internal medicine journal}, year={2017}, volume={47 11}, pages={1313-1316} }