Usefulness of four-limb blood pressure measurement in prediction of overall and cardiovascular mortality in acute myocardial infarction.

Usefulness of four-limb blood pressure measurement in prediction of overall and cardiovascular mortality in acute myocardial infarction. Int J Med Sci. 2020;17(10):1300-1306 Authors: Hsu PC, Lee WH, Tsai WC, Chu CY, Lee CS, Yen HW, Lin TH, Voon WC, Lai WT, Sheu SH, Su HM Abstract Four-limb blood pressure measurement could improve mortality prediction in the elderly. However, there was no study to evaluate whether such measurement was still useful in predicting overall and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Two hundred AMI patients admitted to cardiac care unit were enrolled. The 4-limb blood pressures, inter-limb blood pressure differences, and ankle brachial index (ABI) were measured using an ABI-form device. The median follow-up to mortality was 64 months (25th-75th percentile: 5-174 months). There were 40 and 138 patients documented as CV and overall mortality, respectively. After multivariable adjustment, the ankle diastolic blood pressure (DBP) on the lower side, ABI value, ABI
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