Angina in Cardiovascular Outcomes of Diabetic Persons

According to the American Heart Association, at least 65% of adults with type 2 diabetes will die from a stroke, myocardial infarction, or another cardiovascular complication, making assessment of mortality risk essential for this population. Because angina is common in persons with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD), Gilles Dagenais, MD, Quebec Heart and Lung University Institute, Quebec City, and colleagues performed a post-hoc analysis of the BARI 2D (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes) trial to assess the prognostic significance of the presence or absence of angina on mortality and cardiovascular outcomes in persons with these conditions. Read ALTC‘s coverage of this important new study here>>

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