Published in Disease Risk Factor Week, April 27th, 2008
"We focus on the extent to which low and high ankle - arm index values as well as noncompressible arteries are associated with mortality and cardiovascular events, including stroke in older adults. We followed 2886 adults aged 70 to 79 for a mean of 6.7 years for vital status and cardiovascular events ( coronary heart disease, stroke, and congestive heart failure). Normal ankle - arm index values of 0.91 to 1.3 were found in 80%, low values of <=...
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