Elderly diabetics with peripheral arterial disease and no coronary artery disease have a higher incidence of new coronary events than elderly nondiabetics with peripheral arterial disease and prior myocardial infarction treated with statins and with no lipid-lowering drug.

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BACKGROUND We report data showing the incidence of new coronary events in diabetics with prior myocardial infarction (MI), nondiabetics with prior MI, diabetes with no coronary artery disease (CAD), and nondiabetics with no CAD who were treated with and without statins. METHODS We investigated-in an observational prospective study of 274 diabetics and 386… (More)

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