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ea0029p644 | Diabetes | ICEECE2012

Association of cardio-ankle vascular index with diabetes mellitus-related peripheral arterial disease in chronic hemodialysis patients

Okamura A , Furuya F , Akiyama D , Shimura H , Motosugi A , Haraguchi K , Kobayashi T

Introduction: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is increased associated with an accumulation of patients with end stage kidney disease and diabetes. Recently, the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) has been developed as an index reflecting the stiffness of the aorta independently of blood pressure. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of PAD in hemodialysis patients with diabetes.Methods: To examine the usefulness of CAVI to screen for the ...