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Clin Geriatr Med. 2015 Feb;31(1):29-39, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2014.09.001. Epub 2014 Nov 15.

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in older adults with diabetes mellitus.

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1
Kaiser Permanente, 3650 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30096, USA; Division of Endocrinology, Emory University School of Medicine, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 1303, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. Electronic address: Joshua.barzilay@kp.org.
2
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
3
Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue Block, Room 114, Bronx, NY 10461, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue Block, Room 114, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus exerts a strong effect on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk into older age (beyond ages 70-74 years). This effect is particularly noticeable with regard to coronary artery disease and cerebral microvascular disease. Thus, diabetes mellitus in older adults deserves the same careful medical attention as it does in middle age.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiovascular disease; Diabetes; Mortality; Older age; Risk; Subclinical vascular disease

PMID:
25453299
PMCID:
PMC4254762
DOI:
10.1016/j.cger.2014.09.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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