Comparison of Vessel Disease and Gensini Score according to Ankle-Brachial Index in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

심혈관 질환자의 발목-상완 지수에 따른 Vessel disease 및 Gensini score 비교 융복합 연구

  • 최숙경 (서울아산병원 심장내과) ;
  • 최혜란 (울산대학교 임상전문간호학)
  • Received : 2016.10.06
  • Accepted : 2017.01.20
  • Published : 2017.01.28


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical availability of ankle-brachial index(ABI) according to severity of cardiovascular disease. The subjects of this study were the patients who had ABI in a general hospital. In this study, total 441 patients were enrolled for analysis. Electric medical records were reviewed to investigate the result of ABI and severity of cardiovascular disease measured vessel disease and Gensini score. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 program. Subjects with $ABI{\leq}0.90$ and > 0.90 were classified as having abnormal and normal ABI. There were significant differences in vessel disease categorization($x^2=4.731$, p=.030) and Gensini score(t=2.351, p=.019) between two groups. Therefore, ABI is an effective and non-invasive tool for the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease with high severity. ABI is a valuable predictive index of ischemic heart disease.


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