Association of hemoglobin A1c level with the severity of coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus

Gautham Ravipati, Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Kumbar Sujata, Leonardo N. Saulle, Melvin B. Weiss

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Coronary angiography was performed in 152 men and 163 women with diabetes mellitus (mean age 55 ± 8 years) because of chest pain. The mean hemoglobin A1c level was 6.66 ± 0.58% in 132 patients with 0-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD), 8.00 ± 0.84% in 40 patients with 1-vessel CAD, 8.83 ± 1.45% in 76 patients with 2-vessel CAD, and 10.40 ± 2.28% in 67 patients with 3- or 4-vessel CAD. There was a significant increasing trend of hemoglobin A1c levels over the increasing number of vessels with CAD (p <0.0001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)968-969
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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