Higher CVD risk seen with more aortic stiffness in diabetes

08/5/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Type 2 diabetes patients with heightened carotid-femoral pulse-wave velocity were at an increased risk of fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarction, stroke or other cardiac events compared with other patients, according to a study in Diabetes Care. "The clinical implication is that it suggests that aortic-stiffness measurement ... should be incorporated into cardiovascular risk assessment of [at least] type 2 diabetic patients [who are] at high cardiovascular risk," said senior author Gil F. Salles, Ph.D.

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