Coronary calcium build-up increases heart attack risk with diabetes

09/27/2011 | New Kerala (India)

Patients with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome who had high levels of calcium accumulation in coronary arteries face an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine. Experts said the findings suggest that coronary calcium screenings may help identify patients with the highest heart risk, and that such individuals should undergo aggressive monitoring and treatment for other factors associated with cardiovascular events.

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