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[Update PAVK: Epidemiology, comorbidity and prognosis of peripheral arterial obstructive disease]

Holger Lawall, Curt Diehm, Ulrich Hoffmann, Holger Reinecke
Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 2015, 140 (24): 1798-802
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The number of patients suffering from PAD is increasing worlwide and the rate of hospitalized patients in Germany is continously increasing. The diagnosis can be made reliably by ankle- and toe-pressure measurements with calculating the ABI and TBI. Clinical relevant comorbidities are CAD, heart insuffiency , chronic renal failure and diabetes. The prognosis of asymptomatic and symptomatic patients is characterized by an increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

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