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

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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
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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