As such, it is found that screening for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) improves risk
assessment. Thus, intensive risk factor modification and medical treatment in these
patients are necessary.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic
peripheral arterial disease in patients with concomitant coronary arterial disease.
Methods: Asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease was investigated in 400 patients (60%
males, 40% females, aged 59.7± 11.3) with a documented coronary arterial disease.
Results: Among patients with documented CAD, 12% had asymptomatic PAD with the
ABI ratio of less than 0.9.
Conclusions: It is advisable to screen for PAD not only as a disease but also as a risk
assessment method for atherosclerosis.
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