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Study examines effects of diabetes in CCS

Patients with coronary artery disease have about three times greater odds of having diabetes compared with the general population, according to a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The findings, based on data from 32,694 patients with chronic coronary syndromes, also revealed that among patients with stable coronary heart disease, those who also had diabetes had a 38% higher mortality rate and a 28% greater risk for the combined outcome of stroke, heart attack or death from a cardiovascular cause, compared with those without diabetes.

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