Joint meeting of the Belgian Hypertension Committee and the Dutch Hypertension Society
du 2 au 3 octobre 2009
CBH - Comité Belge de Lutte contre l'Hypertension Artérielle
[en] Ankle-Brachial Index ; Hemodialysis ; Arteriovenous fistulas
[en] The peripheral artery disease is frequent among patients undergoing hemodialysis much more than in the general population. The ankle-brachial index (AB!) is a potent tool to screen this pathology. We analysed the relationship between ABI abnormal values and arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) complications such as stenosis and thrombosis among chronically hemodialysis pat ients (HD).