Screening or Treating to Goal Equally Effective

November 18, 2014 7:00 PM

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CHICAGO -- Screening asymptomatic diabetes patients in order to detect and manage coronary artery disease is no more effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes than therapy to reach medical management goals, researchers reported here.

At a mean follow-up time of 4 years, the primary outcome event rates were not significantly different between the screening arm of the study and the control group -- 28 events in the screened patients (6.2% of that cohort) and 34 events in the patients treated medically (7.6% of that cohort) (P=0.38...

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