[Chronic obliterative arterial disease of the lower limbs in the coronary patient: prevalence and prognostic incidence. The Monica Toulouse register].
- Published Article
La Revue de Médecine Interne
- Publication Date
May 01, 1999
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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