Diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease: an update.

  title={Diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease: an update.},
  author={James R. Sowers and M Epstein and Edward David Frohlich},
  volume={37 4},
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the major causes of mortality in persons with diabetes, and many factors, including hypertension, contribute to this high prevalence of CVD. Hypertension is approximately twice as frequent in patients with diabetes compared with patients without the disease. Conversely, recent data suggest that hypertensive persons are more predisposed to the development of diabetes than are normotensive persons. Furthermore, up to 75% of CVD in diabetes may be attributable to… CONTINUE READING
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