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Study on unrecognized peripheral arterial disease (PAD) by ankle/brachial index and arterial comorbidity in Catania, Sicily, Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20547542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is under diagnosed and early diagnosis decreases consequences. We screened unrecognized PAD focusing on arterial co-morbidities. In the 3412 subjects, screened from 10 general practices in the city of Catania (Sicily, Italy), ankle brachial index (ABI) measurements were performed. An ABI < or =0.9 was considered as valid in diagnosing PAD. ABI value < or =0.9 was found in 2.3%, and a significant rate of carotid stenosis was also found Echocardiographic markers left ventricular diameter (LVD) >55 mm, interventricular septum (IVS) >11 mm, left ventricular diastolic volume (LVDV) was found > 100 ml), and ejection fraction (EF) was <50% were found with high frequency in those with ABI < or =0.9. Unrecognized PAD is lower compared with other findings but our prevalence resulted higher than other prevalence previously found by other study performed in Italy. Unrecognized PAD shows significant arterial co-morbidities and the ABI is a useful method to screen asymptomatic PAD.
Salvatore Santo Signorelli; Massimiliano Anzaldi; Valerio Fiore; Stefano Catanzaro; Massimo Simili; Benedetto Torrisi; Sergio Neri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-16     Completed Date:  2010-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  524-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Section of Internal Medicine and Vascular Medicine, University of Catania, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Ankle Brachial Index*
Carotid Stenosis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Middle Aged
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Sicily / epidemiology
Comment In:
Angiology. 2010 Aug;61(6):521-3   [PMID:  20634224 ]

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