Hypoglycaemia as cardiovascular risk factor

Authors: Marián Mokáň;  Peter Galajda
Authors‘ workplace: I. interná klinika Jesseniovej LF UK a UNM, Martin
Published in: Forum Diab 2014; 3(1): 20-27
Category: Main Theme: Review


Hypoglycaemia is considered to be a new cardiovascular risk factor with influence on mortality of patients with dia­betes mellitus. Hypoglycaemia is associated with hemodynamic changes, arrythmias, myocardial ischaemia and prothrombotic state as well as increased risk of cardiovascular events and increased cardiovascular mortality. On the other side there is marker of poor metabolic state with failure of contraregulatory function. In both cases is nece­ssary to treat patients with diabetes mellitus by safe antidiabetic treatment with low risk of hypoglycaemia.

Key words:
cardiovascular risk factor – hypoglycaemia – type 2 diabetes mellitus


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