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Association of diabetes mellitus using old and new diagnostic criteria with incidence of new coronary events in older men and women

      Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for new coronary events in older women and in older men.
      • Vokonas P.S.
      • Kannel W.B.
      Epidemiology of coronary heart disease in the elderly.
      ,
      • Aronow W.S.
      • Ahn C.
      Risk factors for new coronary events in a large cohort of very elderly patients with and without coronary artery disease.
      ,
      • Barrett-Connor E.L.
      • Cohn B.A.
      • Wingard D.L.
      • Edelstein S.L.
      Why is diabetes mellitus a stronger risk factor for fatal ischemic heart disease in women than in men? The Rancho Bernardo Study.
      ,
      • Stemmer E.A.
      Diabetes mellitus and vascular disease.
      The old criteria for diagnosing diabetes mellitus included a fasting venous plasma glucose level of ≥140 mg/dl.
      National Diabetes Data Group
      Classification and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and other categories of glucose intolerance.
      The new diagnostic criteria for diagnosing diabetes mellitus were published in July 1997 and included a fasting venous plasma glucose level of ≥126 mg/dl.
      Expert Committee on the Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus
      Report of the expert committee on the diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus.
      We report data from a prospective study investigating the association of diabetes mellitus with the incidence of new coronary events in 952 older men and in 2,014 older women using the old
      National Diabetes Data Group
      Classification and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and other categories of glucose intolerance.
      and new
      Expert Committee on the Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus
      Report of the expert committee on the diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus.
      diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus.
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