Review: Diabetes is not a coronary disease equivalent

Farkouh, Michael E.; Idris, I.
August 2009
ACP Journal Club;8/18/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 2, p4
Academic Journal
The article reports that patients with diabetes and no history of myocardial infarction (MI) have a lower risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) events than patients with previous MI and no diabetes. Included studies compared risk for CAD events in patients with diabetes and no MI and patients with previous MI and no diabetes. Therefore, experts have argued that patients with diabetes and no coronary events should be treated in a similar fashion to their counterparts with CAD.


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