Diabetes and Coronary Disease

JACC: May 21, 2013

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has nearly doubled in the adult population of the United States from 4.5% in 1995 to 8.2% in 2010 (1). Patients with DM are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, have shorter life expectancy (2), and have higher mortality from acute coronary syndromes (ACS) (3). The marked rise in a risk factor with such adverse consequences on coronary artery disease (CAD) has created a global disease burden with an urgent need to find new therapeutic approaches to treat CAD in patients with DM. Read more