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December 3, 2014

Optimal Medical Therapy vs CT Angiography Screening for Patients With Diabetes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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JAMA. 2014;312(21):2219-2220. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15958

Patients with diabetes mellitus have long been recognized as having a much greater incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD), which is a major factor in their poorer long-term outcomes.1 This has led to the recognition that patients with diabetes merit more intensive lipid treatment, which is reflected in the latest guidelines.2

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