COMMENTARY: The ankle-brachial index independently predicted all-cause mortality in high-risk patients with peripheral arterial disease

Hackam, Daniel G.
November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p81
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the ankle-brachial index (ABI)'s independent prediction of all-cause mortality in high-risk patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). He senses interference in value of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) by having a cohort with probability of coronary disease. He talks about utility of the results for clinicians. He suggests the risk-factor modification for all patients with confirmed PAD. More intensive management of risk factors in patients is suggested.


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