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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 418-419

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Department of Cardiology, Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey

Date of Web Publication5-Nov-2014

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Dr. B Ekici
Department of Cardiology, Ufuk University, Ankara
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Erkan A F, Ekici B, Demir G G, Töre H F. Authors' reply. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:418-9

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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. [1] 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.  Back to cited text no. 1
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