Diabetic cardiomyopathy--a distinct disease?

  title={Diabetic cardiomyopathy--a distinct disease?},
  author={Kaivan Khavandi and Ali Khavandi and Omar Asghar and Adam Seth Greenstein and Sarah B Withers and Anthony M Heagerty and Rayaz A. Malik},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={23 3},
Diabetic individuals have a significantly increased likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease. Whilst part of this association is explained by the presence of concomitant risk factors, large epidemiological studies have consistently reported diabetes as a strong risk factor for the development of heart failure after adjusting for such covariates. This has resulted in the notion that there is a distinct cardiomyopathy specific to diabetes, termed 'diabetic cardiomyopathy'. The natural… CONTINUE READING


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