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International journal of cardiology (2010)

Combination of ankle brachial index and diabetes mellitus to predict cardiovascular events and mortality after an acute coronary syndrome.

Juan Quiles , Pedro Morillas , Vicente Bertomeu , Pilar Mazon , Alberto Cordero , Federico Soria , Lorenzo Facila , Jose Ramon Gonzalez-Juanatey , On behalf of “The Prevalence of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome” (PAMISCA) Investigators
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus and low ankle brachial index (ABI) are both conditions associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. In the setting of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), diabetes is associated with increased mortality, but little is known regarding a low ABI. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of diabetes and low ABI in patients after an ACS and their prognostic value. METHODS: 1156 patients >/=40years admitted with an ACS were screened with ABI previous to hospital discharge to investigate the presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) (ABI value
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.04.097      ISSN: 0167-5273