Diabetes patients with, without angina show comparable CVD risks

02/13/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Diabetes patients who have stable coronary artery disease with and without angina and other symptoms do not have significant differences in the risk of cardiovascular disease events and death, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Data on 2,364 patients showed the cumulative rates of cardiovascular events at five years were 24% in those with angina and 21% in those without symptoms, while the cumulative mortality rates were 12% in patients with angina and 10% in patients without symptoms.

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