We aimed to compare semiquantitative coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) risk scores - which score presence, extent, composition, stenosis and/or location of coronary artery disease (CAD) - and their prognostic value between patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). Risk scores derived from general chest-pain populations are often challenging to apply in DM patients, because of numerous confounders.
van den Hoogen IJ, van Rosendael AR, Lin FY, Lu Y, Dimitriu-Leen AC, Smit JM, Scholte AJHA, Achenbach S, Al-Mallah MH, Andreini D, Berman DS, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Callister TQ, Chang HJ, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, Cury RC, DeLago A, Feuchtner G, Hadamitzky M, Hausleiter J, Kaufmann PA, Kim YJ, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Pontone G, Raff GL, Rubinshtein R, Villines TC, Gransar H, Jones EC, Peña JM, Shaw LJ, Min JK, Bax JJ. Coronary atherosclerosis scoring with semiquantitative CCTA risk scores for prediction of major adverse cardiac events: Propensity score-based analysis of diabetic and non-diabetic patients. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2019 Dec 5. pii: S1934-5925(19)30028-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2019.11.015