5 factors affecting acute limb ischaemia in PAD

An international study finds prognosis after admission is extremely poor

Five factors put patients with peripheral artery disease at greater or lesser risk of admission for acute limb ischemia, an international study reports.


The analysis examined data on 232 patients who were hospitalised for acute limb ischaemia and data on 13,653 patients who were not, to determine the risk factors for hospitalisation, the authors wrote in Circulation.

All participants were aged 50 or over, and had lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) at baseline — defined by either having an ankle-brachial index of 0.8 or