Prevalence and correlates of lower extremity arterial disease in elderly women.
Although lower extremity arterial disease occurs in 15-20% of the population over the age of 75 years, little is known about the etiology of the disease in women.
In this cross-sectional study involving 1,601 healthy elderly women (mean age, 71 years; range, 65-93 years), the occurrence of lower extremity arterial disease was assessed noninvasively by measuring brachial and ankle pressures bilaterally.
Disease prevalence ranged from 2.9% in those aged 65-69 years to 15.5% in those aged 80 years or older.
Approximately 20% of those with disease had symptoms of claudication.
Mots-clés Pascal : Artériopathie oblitérante, Prévalence, Pression sanguine, Membre inférieur, Epidémiologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Artère pathologie, Vieillard, Homme, Femelle, Hémodynamique, Etiologie, Facteur risque, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arterial occlusive disease, Prevalence, Blood pressure, Lower limb, Epidemiology, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Arteriopathy, Elderly, Human, Female, Hemodynamics, Etiology, Risk factor, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B12B03. Création : 199406.