Treatment of diabetes mellitus in cardiac patients


Authors: M. Kvapil
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2006, 8(3): 99-104
Category: Editorial

Overview

The ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality rate is high among diabetic patients. Diabetes mellitus is an IHD risk factor in itself. The presence of additional risk factors (dyslipidaemia, pro-coagulation state, insulin resistance, hypertension, hyperuricaemia) is typical of type II diabetes. Conducting diabetic treatment in patients with cardiac disorders is a complex task. It usually involves cooperation with a cardiologist and a diabetologist, specific and strictly dedicated treatment objectives and full use of new therapeutic options.

Keywords:
ischaemic heart disease – diabetes mellitus – treatment of diabetes in cardiac patients


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Paediatric cardiology Internal medicine Cardiac surgery Cardiology
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