A low or high ankle brachial index increase the risk for all-cause mortality in Native Americans

November 2004
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p79
Academic Journal
The article addresses the question whether a low or high ankle brachial index (ABI) is associated with an increased risk for all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in Native Americans. The conclusions were drawn by a cohort study with a mean follow-up of 8.3 years on Native American communities in the United States. The article draws the conclusion that in Native Americans, a low or high ankle brachial index was associated with an increased risk for all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality.


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