The role of non-invasive imaging in the risk stratification of asymptomatic diabetic subjects

Anand DV, Lim E, Lahiri A, Bax JJ 

AIMS: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. Patients often present with advanced and asymptomatic disease. Proposed strategies that may favourably affect CAD risk and outcomes in this patient population include identifying diabetic patients with subclinical disease at high risk of future cardiac events. The purpose of this article was to review the role of both atherosclerosis imaging tests (coronary calcium imaging and high-resolution ultrasound assessment of carotid intima-media thickness) and functional imaging techniques [stress echocardiography and radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)] in the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of asymptomatic diabetic subjects. 

 

 


Anand DV, Lim E, Lahiri A, Bax JJ. The role of non-invasive imaging in the risk stratification of asymptomatic diabetic subjects. Eur Heart J. Eur Heart J. 2005. 

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