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PICHIN QUESADA, Alexis; GOULET ORDAZ, Lilibet; SUAREZ LESCAY, Celso  and  FRANCO MORA, María del Carmen. Patients with ischemic heart disease and asymptomatic peripheral vascular disease determined by means of the ankle-arm index. MEDISAN [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.1, pp.1-11. ISSN 1029-3019.

A serial cases descriptive study of 42 patients with ischemic cardiovascular disorders and asymptomatic peripheral vascular disease was carried out. They were admitted to the Cardiology Service of "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Clinical Surgical Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba from January to December, 2012, aimed at determining the frequency of this disease by means of the ankle-arm index estimation. In the series the low value of this index prevailed (64.0 %), followed by the normal index (29.0 %). It is necessary to highlight that only 7.0 % presented arterial calcification over 1.3; data revealing the prevalence of the asymptomatic or subclinic peripheral vascular disease

Keywords : ischemic heart disease; asymptomatic peripheral vascular disease; ankle-arm index; Angiology Service.

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