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Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016

The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and strategies of care are still critical.

“By properly evaluating the level of CHD risk, physicians will know when to prescribe more aggressive and less aggressive treatment strategies for their patients,” Matthew J. Budoff, MD, an LA BioMed lead researcher and chair of The Imaging Council of the American College of Cardiology, said in a press release.

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