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

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

JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.63, pp.29-34, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2013.06.015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.