Higher CAC scores tied to increased CVD risk in diabetes

01/11/2013 | Healio

Type 2 diabetes patients with higher coronary artery calcium scores showed a higher risk of cardiovascular mortality compared with those who had lower scores, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers also found that integrating CAC score with the traditional Framingham Risk Score was more effective in predicting CVD death in patients than Framingham Risk Score alone.

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