Depistage de la maladie atheromateuse au cabinet du praticien: place de la mesure de la pression a la cheville. [Screening for atherothrombosis at the doctor's office: role of blood pressure measurement at the ankle]

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serval:BIB_4FD0775A400B
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Depistage de la maladie atheromateuse au cabinet du praticien: place de la mesure de la pression a la cheville. [Screening for atherothrombosis at the doctor's office: role of blood pressure measurement at the ankle]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Periard  D., Hayoz  D.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/2007
Volume
3
Number
97
Pages
336-8, 340
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English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Feb 7
Abstract
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is frequently overlooked because of its silent evolution for quite a long period and because it has not been considered as harmful as other atherothrombosis complications such as myocardial infarction or stroke. PAD is readily diagnosed by measuring the ankle brachial index (ABI). A reduced ABI is able to identify an asymptomatic PAD in a high risk patient and provides a very valuable predictor of cardiovascular events allowing to better profile the individual risk of the patient. The awareness of PAD as a mark of a generalized atherothrombosis disease holds the potential to increase the doctor's view of the true individual risk of his patient and to enforce cardiovascular risk prevention as suggested by recent studies.
Keywords
Ankle/*blood supply Arm Atherosclerosis/*diagnosis/physiopathology *Blood Pressure *Brachial Artery Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention & control *Family Practice Humans Intermittent Claudication/diagnosis Mass Screening Peripheral Vascular Diseases/*diagnosis/physiopathology
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