Familial aggregation of coronary artery calcium in families with type 2 diabetes.

@article{Wagenknecht2001FamilialAO,
  title={Familial aggregation of coronary artery calcium in families with type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Lynne E. Wagenknecht and Donald W. Bowden and Jeffrey J. Carr and Carl D. Langefeld and Barry I. Freedman and Stephen S. Rich},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={861-6}
}
Type 2 diabetes is widely recognized as a major risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including subclinical atherosclerosis as measured by noninvasive procedures. However, the role of genetic factors that contribute to various measures of subclinical atherosclerosis is largely unknown. We hypothesize that subclinical atherosclerosis, measured as coronary artery calcification (CAC), will be extensive in individuals with type 2 diabetes and that its presence depends on both… CONTINUE READING