Heart failure and diabetes mellitus: epidemiology and management of an alarming association.

@article{CohenSoll2008HeartFA,
  title={Heart failure and diabetes mellitus: epidemiology and management of an alarming association.},
  author={Alain Cohen-Sol{\'a}l and Florence Beauvais and Damien Logeart},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={615-25}
}
Diabetes mellitus is a growing epidemic with a prevalence among patients with heart failure (HF) approaching 30%. Diabetes worsens the prognosis of HF, and the pathophysiology is complex and multifactorial. Early detection of subtle alterations in cardiac function by modern tools, such as Doppler echocardiography or brain natriuretic peptide dosage, is thus important in these patients. All drugs known to be effective in HF with systolic dysfunction are also effective in patients with diabetes… CONTINUE READING

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