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[Screening and care of patients with lower extremity arterial disease in Hungary]

FARKAS Katalin1,2,3, KOLOSSVÁRY Endre 1,2,3

MARCH 31, 2022

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2022;32(03)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.32.007

Review

[Lower extremity arterial disease, in addition to the worsening life quality due to the concerning complaints and the rist of amputation, entails high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of this disease in the Hungarian po­pulation is close to 600 000 people, based on an extrapolation of the international epi­demiological data. In the recent years two target studies started (i) to analyse the performance of screening for lower extremity arterial disease in a representative hypertensive population (ÉRV Program), and (ii) to analyse the data of patients in the whole Hungarian health insurance population with lower ext­remity amputation or revascularization (HUNVASCDATA study). The present review summarizes the outcomes of these two studies. Data analysis on national sample bears high importance, since any improvement in vascular care in Hungary rests entirely on this information. ]

AFFILIATIONS

  1. Dél-budai Centrumkórház, Szent Imre Egyetemi Oktatókórház, Angiológia Profil
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem, Angiológia Tanszéki Csoport
  3. Magyar Angiológiai és Érsebészeti Társaság (MAÉT)

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