Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 28th, 2006
"Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in patients with type 2 diabetes and is often asymptomatic. Silent myocardial ischaemia (SMI) is frequent in diabetic subjects and is responsible for a late diagnosis of CAD; its early detection is important. There are some data about the prevalence of SMI in type 2 diabetic patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease, while no data are available in subjects at the onset of diabetes without other cardiovascular risk factors," researchers in Italy report.
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