Sunday, 24 October 2010

Impact Of Diffuse Vascular Disease On Survival Following A Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)


Impact Of Diffuse Vascular Disease On Survival Following A Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD):
Important Points:
  • Patients with PAD and a history of diffuse vascular disease (DVD) are more likely to die.
  • Kaplan-Meier survival curve, p <>
  • Median survival (in years) is progressively worse for patients with a history of:
    • MI (9.3 years)
    • TIA (6.3 years)
    • Stroke (4.7 years)
    • MI+stroke (4.1 years)
    • Compared to the PAD only subgroup (9.9 years)
Reference (including Image):
Kristen Migliaccio-Walle , Michael Stokes , Irina Proskorovsky , Dan Popovici-Toma and Wissam El-Hadi.
Evaluation of the consequences associated with diffuse vascular disease history in patients diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease: estimates from Saskatchewan health data.
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2010, 10:40doi:10.1186/1471-2261-10-40

Image: Kaplan-Meier Survival Curve.
Tags: Kaplan-Meier Survival Curve - Peripheral Arterial Disease - Survival - Vascular Disease 
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