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MACE risk higher among patients with diabetes, TPD, SPECT study finds

Researchers reviewed SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging readings from 2,951 patients with diabetes who were matched with 2,951 patients without diabetes and found that those with diabetes and a total perfusion deficit were at an increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events than those without diabetes or TPD, regardless of the severity of the deficit. Researchers said the findings, published in Diabetes Care, indicate that diabetes patients are more likely to experience greater myocardial ischemic burden, compared with those without diabetes who have similar risk factors.

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