Noninvasive CAD Screening May Reduce Cardiac Events For Those With Asymptomatic Diabetes
A recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials from five searchable databases indicated that non-invasive screening of asymptomatic diabetic patients for coronary artery disease has a positive impact cardiac outcomes.
The analysis, published in the European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, found a 27% lower incidence of cardiac events, which included:
- myocardial infarction
- unstable angina
- heart failure hospitalization
The researchers then included the analysis data from two non-randomized controlled trials and found an even more encouraging reduction in cardiac events by 42%.
This reduction in cardiac events was largely driven by the reduction in non-fatal myocardial infarctions and heart failure hospitalizations.