Methodist Journal

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ISSUE INTRO

The Scourge of Cardiogenic Shock

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RECOGNITIONS

Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH, Guides Issue on Cardiogenic Shock

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Cardiovascular Implications of COVID-19 Infections

Pathophysiology and Advanced Hemodynamic Assessment of Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic Shock in the Setting of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Cardiogenic Shock in Patients with Advanced Chronic Heart Failure

Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock

Management of Cardiogenic Shock in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Physiological Concepts of Cardiogenic Shock Using Pressure-Volume Loop Simulations: A Case-Based Review

Systems of Care in Cardiogenic Shock

CASE REPORTS See More

COVID-19: A Potential Risk Factor for Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Repair of Extent III Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm in the Presence of Aortoiliac Occlusion

Williams-Beuren Syndrome: The Role of Cardiac CT in Diagnosis

A Rare Case of Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of the Aorta and Superior Mesenteric Artery

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

A T2-Weighty Discovery: Aortitis on Cardiac MRI with Histopathologic Correlation

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Acute Kidney Injury in Cardiogenic Shock

EXCERPTA

Cardio-Oncology, Then and Now: An Interview with Barry Trachtenberg

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Onconephrology: An Evolving Field

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Herbal Nephropathy

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

Vol 14, Issue 4 (2019)

Article Abstract

Imaging to Stratify Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes


Article Citation:

Malahfji M, Mahmarian JJ. Imaging to Stratify Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2018;266-72.

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Abstract

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. Patients with diabetes have a higher prevalence of CAD and a larger magnitude of ischemia, and they are more likely to have silent myocardial ischemia and myocardial infarction. However, recent large cohort studies demonstrate that diabetic patients are not a homogenous group with similar high risk for cardiac events. In fact, more than 30% of asymptomatic diabetic patients do not have evidence of coronary atherosclerosis and have a very low annual cardiac event rate. Accordingly, there has been a recent paradigm shift as to whether the detection of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis through imaging can best guide therapeutic decision making. This review discusses the role of various cardiac imaging techniques for stratifying cardiovascular risk and optimizing therapy in asymptomatic diabetic patients.

Keywords
cardiac imaging , coronary artery disease , atherosclerosis , computed tomography coronary angiography , myocardial ischemia , coronary artery calcium scoring , CACS , diabetes , myocardial ischemia