Association of prediabetes with diffuse coronary narrowing and small-vessel disease

Ertan C., Ozeke O., Gul M., Aras D., Topaloglu S., Kisacik H. L. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.63, ss.29-34, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 63
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2013.06.015
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.29-34


Background: A significant number of patients may not benefit from conventional techniques of myocardial revascularization due to diffuse coronary artery disease (CAD) or small coronary arterial sizes because of smaller arteries causing anastomotic technical difficulties and poor run-off. Diabetic patients have a more severe and diffuse coronary atherosclerosis with smaller coronary arteries limiting the possibility to perform a successful and complete revascularization, but this has not been examined in prediabetics.