Absence of correlation between coronary arterial atherosclerosis and severity or duration of diabetes mellitus of adult onset

V. J. Vigorita, G. W. Moore, G. M. Hutchins

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    Abstract

    The relation between the severity and duration of diabetes mellitus and the severity of ischemic heart disease is uncertain. The clinical findings and the findings at autopsy were studied in 185 patients with diabetes mellitus of adult onset who ranged in age from 37 to 91 years and had a clinical diagnosis of diabetes established for a few days to 50 years before death. No statistically significant association was demonstrated either by simple correlation or by multivariate regression analysis between the clinically diagnosed severity or duration of diabetes and either the overall coronary disease, the number of diseased vessels or the number of myocardial infarctions. The presence of other expected correlations in the multivariate analysis suggested that the results of this study were not spurious. However, comparison with 185 age- and sex-matched control patients revealed that on the average, diabetic patients have more overall coronary disease (p

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)535-542
    Number of pages8
    JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
    Volume46
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1980

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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