Key clinical point: Patients with peripheral artery disease should be evaluated not only for left ventricular systolic but also diastolic function in echocardiography.
Major finding: Multivariate analysis showed that peripheral artery disease was an independent predictor of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (adjusted odds ratio. 1.77; P = .01).
Study details: The study enrolled 1,121 patients with preserved left ventricular systolic function.
Disclosures: The authors reported that they had no disclosures.
Yanaka K et al. J Cardiol. 2019 Feb 18. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2019.01.011.