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Am J Cardiol. 2007 Feb 19;99(4A):113B-132B. Epub 2006 Dec 22.

Diabetes mellitus and heart failure: epidemiology, mechanisms, and pharmacotherapy.

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Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA. fred.masoudi@uchsc.edu

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus and heart failure (HF), both of which are associated with high rates of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, commonly coexist. Given the marked increases in diabetes prevalence in developed countries, the proportion of the population with both conditions is likely to increase substantially. This article reviews the epidemiology of HF and diabetes, the mechanisms whereby diabetes causes HF, and the pharmacotherapy of both HF and diabetes. Specific challenges in treating patients with both HF and diabetes are also addressed.

PMID:
17307064
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2006.11.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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