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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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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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PATHWAY-3: Amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide combination superior to either alone for uncontrolled hypertension

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HbA1c levels, CV events modestly related in type 2 diabetes

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Trans fats, not saturated fats, linked to increased mortality, CHD risks

August 14, 2015
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Cardiac troponin T may predict CV events in diabetes, stable ischemic heart disease

August 12, 2015
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Directional atherectomy effective in patients with, without diabetes

August 12, 2015
In a subset analysis of the DEFINITIVE LE study, use of a directional atherectomy system for the treatment of peripheral artery disease yielded…
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Intensive medical therapy controls risk factors, improves outcomes in diabetes, CHD

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