Atherosclerotic disease is a major health problem in the elderly population in the U.S. To date, most research has focused on the coronary and cerebral manifestations of the disease.
Lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD) has received less attention.
However, the use of simple objective non-invasive diagnostic techniques in recent population-based studies has allowed identification of asymptomatic LEAD and shown that the prevalence of disease is several fold higher than previously estimated.
The prevalence increases sharply with age, from 3% in those under 60 years to over 20% at 75+ years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Artériopathie oblitérante, Membre inférieur, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Athérosclérose, Mortalité, Vieillard, Homme, Facteur risque, Age, Article synthèse, Artère membre pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arterial occlusive disease, Lower limb, Cardiovascular disease, Atherosclerosis, Mortality, Elderly, Human, Risk factor, Age, Review, Arterial disease of the limb
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