Dr. H.K. Bali - Cardiologist, Chandigarh

Dr. H.K. Bali

Director Cardioloy, Fortis Mohali

Areas of Expertise: Angioplasty, Coronary Intervention

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Effect of Roxithromycin on Angioplastied Lesions in Symptomatic Coronary Atherosclerosis

To study the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower limbs in a highrisk population and its correlation with coronary artery disease (CAD), using the ankle-brachial index (ABI). Methods: The present study was conducted in randomly selected indoor patients >45 years of age with one or more risk factors for PAD admitted in the cardiology and medicine wards in a tertiary care institute. Results: Based on ABI <0.9, PAD was diagnosed in 32 of the 182 (18%) patients. Coronary artery disease was present in 15 cases of PAD which was statistically significant. Conclusion: There is a definite and strong correlation between PAD and CAD. Correct diagnosis and supervision of patients with PAD are important for preventing the local progression of the disease and effective secondary prevention of future coronary and cerebrovascular events. Copyright © 2012, Cardiological Society of India. All rights reserved.

A.K. Idris, Anil Grover, H.K. Bali, Rajesh Vijayvergiya. Effect of Roxithromycin on Angioplastied Lesions in Symptomatic Coronary Atherosclerosis: A case of control study. Indian Journal of Cardiology. Vol 5, P. 19. February 2003 http://indianheartjournal.com/pdf/IHJ_Jan-Feb.pdf