Madiha Butt, Mehboob Ur Rehman, Abdul Rashid Khan, Amjad Abrar


Background: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally as well as in Pakistan. The objective of the study was to compare the frequency of triple-vessel coronary artery disease (triple-vessel CAD) in adult type 2 diabetics versus non-diabetics in coronary artery disease (CAD) population of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Department of Cardiology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan from June 21, 2016 to December 20, 2016. 300 patients were selected from population including adult CAD patients who were candidates for coronary angiography. Those with conduction defects, renal failure and prior CABG surgery were excluded. 150 diabetics and 150 non-diabetics were subjected to coronary angiography. Age, sex and presence of triple-vessel CAD were research variables. Age was analyzed by mean and SD while sex and presence of triple-vessel CAD were analyzed by count and percentage for each group separately. Confidence interval for proportion was calculated at 80% confidence level for each group. Frequency of presence of triple-vessel CAD in two groups was compared using McNemar chi-square test at alpha 0.5.
Results: Mean age was 55.02±8.48 for diabetics and 54.02±24.4 years for non-diabetics. Out of 300 patients with CAD, 184 (61.33%) were men and 116 (38.67%) were women. Triple-vessel CAD was present in 60/150 (40%) cases in diabetics and in 3/150 (2%) cases in non-diabetics. Frequency of triple-vessel CAD was significantly higher in adult type 2 diabetics versus non-diabetics in CAD population of Islamabad, Pakistan (p<0.0001).
Conclusions: Frequency of triple-vessel CAD was significantly higher in adult type 2 diabetics versus non-diabetics in CAD population of Islamabad, Pakistan.


Coronary artery disease; Diabetes mellitus; Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Triple-vessel coronary artery disease; Coronary angiography.

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