Ankle / Brachial Indexin Thrombotic Cerebrovascular Disease Patients

Document Type : Research Paper




ntroduction: Previous studies showed that Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) score less than 0.9 increases probability of ischemic heart disease up to 2 times, risk of TIA/ stroke to quadruple, and asymptomatic carotid and popliteal artery stenosis to one and half fold. ABI Material and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was done on 98 patients with thrombotic cerebrovascular accident in Yazd Shahid Sadughi Hospital, between February 2001 and February 2002. A questionnaire including demographic, clinical, and paraclinical data was completed and results were analyzed using descriptive statistics and frequency distribution tables.
Results: Forty four percent of the patients were men. Mean age was 73/1 + 1/5. ABIConclusion:ABI0.07). Because of lack of samples in the present study, authors suggest a study with a larger sample group.


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