Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Do patients with diabetes have the same risk of cardiovascular (CV) events as patients with existing coronary heart disease (CHD)?

Bottom-line:
Though diabetes does confer an increased risk of CV events^ it is not automatically equivalent to having experienced a myocardial infarction (MI) (and thus does not always warrant aggressive pharmacotherapy). CV risk should be predicted^ and therapy guided^ by taking into account individual risk factors.



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Publication Date: 2013-10-21
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:06:36