Is ankle-brachial blood pressure measurement of clinical utility for asymptomatic elderly?

J Clin Epidemiol. 2001 Oct;54(10):971-2. doi: 10.1016/s0895-4356(01)00374-2.


The article by Abbott, et al. "Ankle-Brachial Blood Pressure in Elderly Men and the Risk of Stroke: The Honolulu Heart Program," further extends the strong, consistent association of lower ankle-brachial blood pressure ratios to the risk of stroke.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Ankle
  • Blood Pressure*
  • Brachial Artery / physiology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Humans
  • Leg / physiology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • United States