Hemoglobin A1C levels – Indicators of Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque
Feb 18, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Antonio Bess, Pharm D Candidate, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University School of Pharmacy
Coronary atherosclerotic plaques can be identified early, but specific risk factors are not fully understood.
Atherosclerosis is the main factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. If the detection of atherosclerosis is made early, medications can be given to slow disease progression and prevent further complications. Diabetes mellitus increases the risk of cardiovascular events and is accompanied by macrovascular complications. The ACC/AHA guidelines recommend statin therapy for any person with diabetes, and that both diseases are treated evenly. This study analyzed the patterns and severity of atherosclerotic plaques in patients without diabetes in hopes of finding a correlation between subclinical atherosclerosis and risk factors in study subjects....
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