- •Based on our results, the prevalence of PAD in the Italian population with T2DM is actually 17%, which is consistent with other international studies.
- •There is a need to standardize the definition of PAD and consider ABI> 1.30, which shows arterial medial calcifications, diagnostic for PAD in T2DM.
- •ABI is quick and easy to obtain and could be integrated with the calculation of an individual’s CV risk score.
Background and Aims
Methods and Results
Abbreviations:T2DM (type 2 diabetes mellitus), ABI (ankle brachial index), PAD (peripheral arterial disease), CPS (CUORE project score), CV (cardiovascular)
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