Ankle brachial index most important to identify polyvascular disease in patients with non-ST elevation or ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Published: 8 January 2016
Author(s): Birgitta Jönelid, Nina Johnston, Lars Berglund, Bertil Andrén, Björn Kragsterman, Christina Christersson
Issue: January 2016
Section: Original Article

Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease. In patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) the extent of polyvascular disease (PvD) is largely unknown. In this study we investigate the prevalence and clinical characteristics predictive of PvD in patients with non-ST-elevation (NSTEMI) and ST-elevation (STEMI) MI.