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Coronary artery calcium (CAC)

Calcium that develops the walls of the coronary (heart) arteries. These calcium deposits are called calcifications; they are early signs of coronary heart disease. 

 


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AACE 2015 guidelines Cardiovascular Disease Management

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Summary of recommendations for managing cardiovascular disease (CVD), including dyslipidemia and hypertension, from the 2015 AACE diabetes guidelines 

Clinical Insights April 2013

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The latest diabetes literature exploring diabetes guidelines, diabetes treatment, diabetes management, and diabetes prevention with commentary from diabetes experts.

Coronary calcium score predicts cardiovascular mortality in diabetes

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Agarwal S, Cox AJ, Herrington DM, et al. Coronary calcium score predicts cardiovascular mortality in diabetes . Diabetes Care. 2013;36(4):972-977. Diabetes is a coronary heart disease (CHD) risk equivalent. The high overall mortality seen with diabetes is driven by increased cardiovascular mortality. In fact, coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of death in type 2 diabetes, and all cardiovascular disease (CVD) manifestations are two times more common among patients with type 2 diabetes.

Fonseca commentary on ADVANCE, SOS, VADT

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Expert commentary from NDEI Education Council Member Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, on data from post-hoc analyses of ADVANCE, SOS, and VADT.

Clinical Insights in Diabetes Newsletter December 2012

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Clinical Insights® in Diabetes newsletter December 2012 

Once-weekly exenatide vs once-daily liraglutide in DURATION-6, HDL-C and microvascular risk in ADVANCE, statins and valvular calcification in VADT, bariatric surgery and cardiovascular events in obesity and type 2 diabetes in SOS. 

Progression of vascular calcification is increased with statin use in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT).

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Exclusive! Expert commentary webcast from Vivian Fonseca, MD, on this post-hoc analysis of VADT. Saremi A, Bahn G, Reaven PD; for the VADT Investigators. Progression of vascular calcification is increased with statin use in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT). Diabetes Care. 2012;35:2390-2392. Cross-sectional data from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT) showed that participants with coronary artery or abdominal aortic calcification had an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, including peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease.



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Can Coronary Artery Calcium Predict CVD Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes?
CAC and CVD Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes Heart Study
Diabetes Heart Study: Odds Ratios for CVD Mortality