Oxidative stress and diabetic cardiomyopathy

  title={Oxidative stress and diabetic cardiomyopathy},
  author={Lu Cai and Y. James Kang},
  journal={Cardiovascular Toxicology},
Diabetes is a serious public health problem. Improvements in the treatment of noncardiac complications from diabetes have resulted in heart disease becoming a leading cause of death in diabetic patients. Several cardiovascular pathological consequences of diabetes such as hypertension affect the heart to varying degrees. However, hyperglycemia, as an independent risk factor, directly causes cardiac damage and leads to diabetic cardiomyopathy. Diabetic cardiomyopathy can occur independent of… CONTINUE READING


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