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[Chronic obliterative arterial disease of the lower limbs in the coronary patient: prevalence and prognostic incidence. The Monica Toulouse register].

Authors
  • Léger, P
  • Ferrières, J
  • Cantié, P
  • Cambou, J P
  • Ruidavets, J B
  • Tarabbia, P
  • Berdagué, P
  • Boccalon, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Revue de Médecine Interne
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1999
Volume
20
Issue
5
Pages
404–407
Identifiers
PMID: 10365410
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremities is high in patients with acute coronary artery disease in both genders, whatever the age. This disease is therefore an independent marker of mortality for acute myocardial infarction. Easy diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease of the lower limbs by measurement of the ankle pressure index allows identification of patients prone to death from acute myocardial infarction.

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