In this report, the investigators describe 78 patients with PAD who underwent preoperative coronary angiography before elective peripheral revascularization. The number with concomitant CAD varied from 55% in those with lower-extremity stenoses to as high as 80% in those with carotid artery disease. A review of published research identified a total of 2,687 patients who underwent preop coronary angiography before elective PAD surgery. 55% had ≥1 epicardial coronary artery with ≥70% diameter narrowing. The highest prevalence of concomitant CAD was in patients with severe carotid artery disease (64%).
American Journal of Cardiology 2012;110(5):736-740
Headline: Prevalence of coronary artery disease in patients with PAD appears to differ depending on PAD locations
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