MRI may predict heart attack, stroke in diabetes patients

09/11/2013 |

Diabetes patients whose full-body MRIs showed "vascular changes" had a 20% risk of heart attack or stroke at three years and a 35% risk at six years compared with those whose results did not reveal changes, a study indicated. The findings in the journal Radiology suggest that undergoing MRI may help predict the likelihood of cardiac or cerebrovascular events in diabetes patients, researchers said.

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