|Year : 2014 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 418-419
AF Erkan, B Ekici, GG Demir, HF Töre
Department of Cardiology, Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey
|Date of Web Publication||5-Nov-2014|
Dr. B Ekici
Department of Cardiology, Ufuk University, Ankara
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Erkan A F, Ekici B, Demir G G, Töre H F. Authors' reply. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:418-9
We agree with Lohiya RV that diabetes may affect the Duke treadmill score (DTS), and diabetics may have a misleadingly low-risk DTS for any given coronary artery disease burden.  Nevertheless, it does not seem probable with our study. There is only a numerical difference between Group I (moderate to high risk DTS) and Group II (low risk DTS) in terms of diabetes, and this difference is not statistically significant (P = 0.399). Furthermore, after adjustment for the presence of diabetes, the relationship of HDL cholesterol with DTS maintained its significance (r = 0.223, P = 0.030). In conclusion, the presence of diabetes should always be taken into account when interpreting the DTS.
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Lohiya RV. Duke's treadmill score in diabetics-does it really matter? J Postgrad Med 2014;60:418.