Is Hyperglycemia a Cardiovascular Risk Factor?

May 2011
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS128
Academic Journal
The article focuses on several studies which proved that hyperglycemia is considered a cardiovascular risk factor. Example of therapies for this condition include the initiation of early and individualized treatment and avoiding hypoglycemia. Based on the Glucose Tolerance in Acute Myocardial Infarction study of patients with acute coronary syndrome, a predictor of cardiovascular complications and death is abnormal glucose tolerance. Several clinical trials have been conducted to determine whether lowering blood glucose will minimize cardiovascular risk.


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