Heart in Diabetes: Not Only a Macrovascular Disease

May 2011
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS138
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Several macrovascular complications in which diabetes is a risk factor include coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. The traditional risk factors are age, obesity and smoking. The clinical characteristics of diabetic cardiomyopathy are described. Some approaches in the diagnosis of myocardial fibrosis and cardiac and hepatic metabolic changes include magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy with contrast agents.


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