International Union of Angiology Congress. , 1995/04.
The Prevalence of Early Atherosclerosis study aims to define the prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis in a typical population of central Italy.
A concomitant study evaluates the prevalence of venous diseases.
The prevalence of superficial and deep venous disease, the prevalence of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and the prevalence of the most common venous malformations were studied through use of medical history, a questionnaire, and noninvasive investigations.
The costs of venous problems were also considered.
Of some 2000 inhabitants, 746 (379 women ; mean age 46.3 ± 7 years ; range eight to nienty-four) have been screened.
No significant difference in trend increase of the relationship age/percent of subjects with venous problems was observed for superficial venous disease.
The increase in the proportion of subjects with lipodermatosclerosis and venous ulcerations appeared to be correlated with age (r=0.543).
Evidence accepted for pulmonary embolisms was pulmonary angiogram or evidence on ventilation+perfusion lung scans.
According to these criteria the number of documented deep vein thrombose and pulmonary embolisms was very limited with a larger number of suspected disease entities.
There was no significant correlation between age and pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis distribution.
The number of venous and : or arteriovenous malformations was comparable along the age axis in the different age groups. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Insuffisance veineuse, Thrombose, Veine profonde, Embolie pulmonaire, Italie, Europe, Epidémiologie, Coût, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Veine pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Venous incompetence, Thrombosis, Deep vein, Pulmonary embolism, Italy, Europe, Epidemiology, Costs, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Venous disease, Respiratory disease
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Code Inist : 002B12B02. Création : 12/09/1997.