Mitochondria in the diabetic heart.

  title={Mitochondria in the diabetic heart.},
  author={Heiko Bugger and E. Dale Abel},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  volume={88 2},
Diabetes mellitus increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease and heart failure. Studies have shown that the heart failure risk is increased in diabetic patients even after adjusting for coronary artery disease and hypertension. Although the cause of this increased heart failure risk is multifactorial, increasing evidence suggests that derangements in cardiac energy metabolism play an important role. In particular, abnormalities in cardiomyocyte… CONTINUE READING
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