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Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetics: Pharmacology and Revascularization

Mangalmurti, Sarang S and Farkouh, Michael E (2004) Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetics: Pharmacology and Revascularization. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 71 (6). pp. 375-383.

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    Abstract

    Diabetes has become a public health crisis. With the incidence of obesity rising in the United States, the number of diabetics will grow considerably. Of greatest concern is the impact this trend will have on cardiovascular disease. Diabetics demonstrate accelerated coronary atherosclerosis, and the prognosis is worse following cardiac events. Moreover, our interventions have achieved uneven success in treating this subset of patients. This paper will review the metabolic abnormalities that promote atherosclerosis in diabetics and the current methods for treating and preventing the development of coronary artery disease in diabetics, principally through a combination of medications and revascularization.


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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, antiplatelet, dyslipidemia, hypertension, myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, revascularization
    Subjects: Health
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      Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
      Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2005
      Last Modified: 12 Apr 2011 10:48
      Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/280

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