Usefulness of diabetic retinopathy as a marker of risk for thallium myocardial perfusion defects in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.


Journal Article (Academic article)

Among 236 non-insulin-dependent diabetics with clinically suspected coronary artery disease, the rate of thallium-201 myocardial perfusion defects was significantly higher in subjects with (40.6%) than without (22.1%) diabetic retinopathy. Retinopathy was associated with a higher risk of perfusion defects in subjects with cardiac and noncardiac chest pain, and may thus be a useful marker for selecting patients in whom thallium scintigraphy screening is warranted.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yoon, JK; Lee, KH; Park, JM; Lee, SH; Lee, MK; Lee, WR; Kim, BT

Published Date

  • February 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 456 - 9, A6

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Conference Location

  • united states