Type-2 diabetes mellitus related cardiovascular risk: new options for interventions to reduce risk and treatment goals.
Diabetes represents a state of accelerated cardiovascular risk with data from longitudinal studies suggesting that in patients with well established diabetes the risk is equivalent to those with existing cardiovascular disease. In addition, the prognosis of patients with diabetes who suffer cardiovascular disease (CVD) is much worse. There are therefore dual imperatives for all physicians, particularly those in primary care, to focus on strategies to reduce vascular risk in their patients wit...Expand abstract
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