The prevalence of PAD and intermittent claudication in the population at large is presented in Chapter 2. The associations between PAD and atherosclerotic risk ~1ctors are described in Chapters 3 & 4; Chapter 4 focllses on glucose and insulin as risk factors for PAD. The incidence of PAD and intermittent claudication in the general population population are described in Chapter 5, while in Chapter 6 a study on the incidence of intermittent claudication in primary care is presented. In the latter shldy, data from the Dutch National Survey of Morbidity and Interventions in General Practice (NIVEL) were used. In Chapter 7 the cardiovascular prognosis of PAD is assessed with emphasis on the prognostic value of the ankle-arm systolic blood pressure index (AAI), Several targeted screening strategies, to detect PAD by means of the AAI, are compared in Chapter 8. Finally, the results of the studies are discussed and recommendations for future studies are given in Chapter 9.

arterial diseases, atherosclerosis, cardiology, edlerly, epidemiology
A.W. Hoes (Arno) , M.G.M. Hunink (Myriam)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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