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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    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Levent Korkmaz; Adem Adar; Hakan Erkan; Mustafa Tarik Agaç; Zeydin Acar; Ibrahim Halil Kurt; Ali Riza Akyuz; Huseyin Bektas; Sukru Celik
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.
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