Insulin resistance and triglyceride/HDLc index are associated with coronary artery disease

@inproceedings{Bertoluci2010InsulinRA,
  title={Insulin resistance and triglyceride/HDLc index are associated with coronary artery disease},
  author={Marcello Casaccia Bertoluci and Alexandre Schaan de Quadros and Rog{\'e}rio Eduardo Gomes Sarmento-Leite and Beatriz D Schaan},
  booktitle={Diabetology & metabolic syndrome},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Insulin-resistance is associated with cardiovascular disease but it is not used as a marker for disease in clinical practice. AIMS To study the association between the homeostatic model assessment (HOMA-IR) and triglyceride/HDLc ratio (TG/HDLc) with the presence of coronary artery disease in patients submitted to cardiac catheterization. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 131 patients (57.0 +/- 10 years-old, 51.5% men) underwent clinical, laboratory and angiographic evaluation… CONTINUE READING