Cardiovascular disease: much more aggressive in patients with type 2 diabetes.


It is estimated that 80% of individuals with type 2 diabetes die of coronary heart disease. Several factors have been found to contribute to the accelerated atherosclerosis present in diabetic patients. These include hyperglycemia-induced endothelial cell dysfunction, impaired fibrinolysis, increased platelet aggregation, and dysfunctional arterial… (More)


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