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Ankle-Brachial Index and Coronary Artery Lesion Complexity in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes.
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PMID:  22238351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We investigated the relationship between peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) complexity in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Consecutive patients with first time diagnosis of ACS (n = 150) were enrolled. SYNTAX score (SS), a marker of CAD complexity, was assessed by dedicated computer software and diagnosis of PAD was established by ankle-brachial index (ABI) value. SYNTAX score was higher in patients with overt and borderline PAD (ABI ≤ 0.99) than normal participants (ABI 1-1.29; 16.7 ± 8.2 vs 10.1 ± 5.5; P < .001). In addition, there was a strong negative correlation between ABI and SS (r = -.46; P < .001).We have demonstrated increased CAD complexity in patients with ACS and PAD and strong correlation between degree of PAD and coronary lesion complexity.
Levent Korkmaz; Adem Adar; Hakan Erkan; Mustafa Tarik Agaç; Zeydin Acar; Ibrahim Halil Kurt; Ali Riza Akyuz; Huseyin Bektas; Sukru Celik
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.
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