Cardiovascular outcomes for patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease: A cohort study in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) in the UK.
- Lucía Cea Soriano,
- F Gerry R Fowkes,
- Saga Johansson,
- Alaster M Allum,
- Luis A García Rodriguez
Eur J Prev Cardiol 2017 Jan 1:2047487317736824. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
1 Pharmacoepidemiology, Spanish Centre for Pharmacoepidemiologic Research (CEIFE), Spain.
Background Few data are available on risk factors and associations with outcomes in symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) populations in primary care. We assessed characteristics and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with and those without symptomatic peripheral artery disease in UK primary care, and quantified risk factors for cardiovascular outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease. Methods Among patients in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) aged 50-89 years in 2000-2010, a symptomatic peripheral artery disease cohort ( n = 28,484) and a matched comparison cohort without peripheral artery disease ( n = 113,940) were identified using Read codes. Read More