Coronary artery calcium, coronary artery disease, and diabetes.

  title={Coronary artery calcium, coronary artery disease, and diabetes.},
  author={Catrin Mielke and James P. Shields and Lyle David Broemeling},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  volume={53 1},
Diabetes is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the US. Most sufferers are unaware that they have coronary artery disease, and death is often quite sudden. Electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) is a non-invasive procedure that detects coronary artery disease (CAD) by measuring the amount of coronary artery calcium (CAC). We employ this procedure to study the effect of diabetes on CAC. EBCT was employed to measure the amount of coronary… CONTINUE READING


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