OBJECTIVES: To investigate the adverse effect of type 2 diabetes on coronary artery anatomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The coronary angiograms of 1564 consecutive patients were analyzed. The coronary lesions of patients with and without type 2 diabetes were compared. RESULTS: Seventy-four diabetic and 824 nondiabetic patients were found to have coronary artery disease. Diabetic patients had more multivessel (48.7% versus 34.7%, P<0.01), multilesion (64.9% versus 46.1%, P<0.05), extensive (51.4% versus 7.8%, P<0.01) and small vessel disease (95.2% versus 39.8%, P<0.01) than nondiabetic patients. CONCLUSIONS: Type 2 diabetes is a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease. These findings may provide useful information for the future development of therapeutic strategies.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Experimental and Clinical Cardiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|