Approaches to Prevention of Cardiovascular Complications and Events in Diabetes Mellitus

  title={Approaches to Prevention of Cardiovascular Complications and Events in Diabetes Mellitus},
  author={Prof. Sergio Coccheri},
Diabetes mellitus affects about 8% of the adult population. The estimated number of patients with diabetes, presently about 170 million people, is expected to increase by 50–70% within the next 25 years. Diabetes is an important component of the complex of ‘common’ cardiovascular risk factors, and is responsible for acceleration and worsening of atherothrombosis. Major cardiovascular events cause about 80% of the total mortality in diabetic patients. Diabetes also induces peculiar… CONTINUE READING
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