Risk stratification of coronary artery disease in asymptomatic diabetic subjects using multidetector computed tomography.

@article{Shimabukuro2015RiskSO,
  title={Risk stratification of coronary artery disease in asymptomatic diabetic subjects using multidetector computed tomography.},
  author={Michio Shimabukuro and Taro Saito and Toru Higa and Keita Nakamura and Hiroaki Masuzaki and Masataka Sata},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={79 11},
  pages={2422-9}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) show a greater risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), but the risk stratification in asymptomatic CAD patients has not been established. This study investigated the prevalence and severity for asymptomatic CAD and predictors in T2DM patients. METHODSANDRESULTS In a multiclinic group, diabetic patients (320 men, 186 women) without known symptoms suggestive of CAD were recruited for multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). Patients were… CONTINUE READING