Type 2 diabetes mellitus and risk of coronary heart disease: results of the 10-year follow-up of the PROCAM study.

@article{Buyken2007Type2D,
  title={Type 2 diabetes mellitus and risk of coronary heart disease: results of the 10-year follow-up of the PROCAM study.},
  author={Anette E. Buyken and Arnold von Eckardstein and Helmut Schulte and Paul Cullen and G. A\ssmann},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={230-6}
}
BACKGROUND American and European consensus opinions recommend that diabetes mellitus be regarded as a 'coronary risk equivalent', that is, as conferring the same risk of myocardial infarction as established coronary heart disease. We examined if this holds true for men in the Prospective Cardiovascular Münster Study (PROCAM). DESIGN We conducted a single-centre, prospective, epidemiological study, calculating risk using the PROCAM calculator, which takes diabetes mellitus into account, in men… CONTINUE READING

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