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Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement

Prevalence and severity of peripheral arterial disease among patient with heel pressure ulcer: a retrospective study of 42 patients Volume 15, issue 3, Septembre 2017

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Clinique universitaire de médecine,
vasculaire, CHU de Grenoble, France
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  • Key words: heel pressure ulcer, peripheral arterial disease, critical limb ischemia
  • DOI : 10.1684/pnv.2017.0680
  • Page(s) : 242-6
  • Published in: 2017

Purpose

Heel pressure ulcer is a major complication in elderly hospitalized patients. The association with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) which is also a frequent disease in this population is poorly known. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of PAD and critical limb ischemia (CLI) in patients with heel pressure ulcer.