Could we consider Diverticular disease as a non-traditional risk factor for Coronary Artery Disease?

Both coronary artery disease (CAD) and diverticular disease (DD) are common in daily clinical practice. However, despite CAD and DD have been historically considered as two separate entities with a different pathophysiology, some studies have proposed a possible association between these diseases. In particular, this possible association has been suggested for the first time by Foster et al., which demonstrated a higher prevalence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among patients with DD [1]. Similar results have been confirmed by a recent Danish study, based on a population of about 80.000 patients which showed that DD was associated with a modest risk of both arterial and venous thromboembolic events.
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