Background Peripheral artery disease is a common condition, mainly associated with clinical cardiovascular risk factors. Patients with peripheral artery disease suffer from coronary artery disease-related complications. On the other hand, metabolic syndrome, as a constellation of specific risk factors, represents a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality. Metabolic syndrome might increase the risk of significant coronary artery disease in patients with peripheral artery disease. We aimed to examine the association of metabolic syndrome with the angiographically shown coronary artery involvement in patients with peripheral artery disease.