Extent of coronary artery disease is associated with myocardial infarction and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus [Response to Letter]
Kevin Kris Warnakula Olesen,1,2 Christine Gyldenkerne,1 Morten Madsen,2 Troels Thim,1 Lisette Okkels Jensen,3 Bent Raungaard,4 Henrik Toft Sørensen,2 Hans Erik Bøtker,1 Michael Maeng1
1Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; 2Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; 3Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; 4Department of Cardiology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
We thank Xu et al for their interest in our study.1 First, we unfortunately did not have access to LDL measurements which we acknowledge potentially could have provided valuable information. We found that statin treatment increased with the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) which may lead to underestimation of the actual effect of CAD extent.
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