Improvement of cardiovascular risk assessment in Type 2 diabetes by the addition of carotid artery intima-media thickness to Framingham risk score: A retrospective cohort study


Ataoglu H. E. , Saler T., Uzunhasan I., Yenigun M., Yigit Z., Temiz L. U. , ...More

JOURNAL OF DIABETES, vol.1, no.3, pp.188-193, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1753-0407.2009.00032.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DIABETES
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-193

Abstract

Background: The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery is highly correlated with cardiovascular events in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of the present study was to undertake a cardiovascular risk assessment in a group of patients (n = 102) who had been followed-up for 10 years.