Noninvasive CAD Screening May Reduce Cardiac Events For Those With Asymptomatic Diabetes

Published by Christian Trygstad on

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.

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reduction in cardiac events with non-invasive CAD screening of diabetic patients