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Heart Calcium Scan Predictive of Diabetes-Related Death From Cardiovascular Disease, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Study



12/21/2012 7:43:29 AM

People with Type 2 diabetes have two to four times the risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people without the disease. The best way for doctors to predict which diabetes patients are at the greatest risk for heart disease is to use a coronary artery calcium (CAC) test in addition to the most commonly used assessment tool, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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