Associations of Borderline and Low Normal Ankle-Brachial Index Values With Functional Decline at 5-Year Follow-Up. The WALCS (Walking and Leg Circulation Study)

Mary M. McDermott, Jack M. Guralnik, Lu Tian, Kiang Liu, Luigi Ferrucci, Yihua Liao, Leena Sharma, Michael H. Criqui

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Abstract

Objectives: We studied associations of borderline and low normal ankle-brachial index (ABI) values with functional decline over a 5-year follow-up. Background: The associations of borderline and low normal ABI with functional decline are unknown. Methods: The 666 participants included 412 with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Participants were categorized as follows: severe PAD (ABI

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1056-1062
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume53
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ankle-brachial index
  • intermittent claudication
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • physical functioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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