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Ankle/brachial index to everyone

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Item Type:Article
Title:Ankle/brachial index to everyone
Creators Name:Giugliano, G. and Sannino, A. and Brevetti, L. and Perrino, C. and Schiattarella, G.G. and Franzone, A. and Serino, F. and Ferrone, M. and Scudiero, F. and Carbone, A. and De Paulis, M. and Izzo, R. and Amato, B. and Trimarco, B. and Esposito, G.
Abstract:BACKGROUND: In the last years significant attention has been paid in identifying markers of subclinical atherosclerosis or of increased cardiovascular risk. METHOD: An abnormal ankle/brachial index (ABI) identifies patients affected by lower extremity peripheral arterial disease, and even more important, represents a powerful predictor of the development of future ischemic cardiovascular events. CONCLUSIONS: In our opinion, ABI is a cardiovascular risk prediction tool with very desirable properties that might become a routine measurement in clinical practice.
Keywords:Cardiovascular Risk, Limb Ischemia, Critical Limb Ischemia, Intermittent Claudication, Subclinical Atherosclerosis
Source:BMC Surgery
Publisher:BioMed Central
Number:Suppl 1
Page Range:S18
Date:15 November 2012
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2482-12-S1-S18
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