Prognostic value of multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography in diabetes: Excellent long-term prognosis in patients with normal coronary arteries

Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Saima Mushtaq, Erika Bertella, Edoardo Conte, Andrea Baggiano, Fabrizio Veglia, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Piero Montorsi, Giovanni Ballerini, Antonio L. Bartorelli, Cesare Fiorentini, Mauro Pepi

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the prognostic role of multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography (MDCT-CA) in patients with diabetes with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Use of MDCT-CA is increasing in patients with suspected CAD. However, data supporting its prognostic value in patients with diabetes are limited. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Between January 2006 and September 2007, 429 consecutive diabetic patients were prospectively studied with MDCT-CA for detecting the presence and assessing the extent of CAD (disease extension and coronary plaque cores). Patients were classified according to the presence of normal coronary arteries and nonobstructive (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1834-1841
Number of pages8
JournalDiabetes Care
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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