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Coronary heart disease in diabetes 

Coronary heart disease in diabetes
Chapter:
Coronary heart disease in diabetes
Source:
Heart Disease and Diabetes (Oxford Diabetes Library) (2 ed.)
Author(s):

Adil Rajwani

and Stephen Wheatcroft

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199604562.003.0053

Cardiovascular disease is the commonest cause of death in individuals with diabetes

The presence of diabetes may be regarded as a ‘cardiovascular disease equivalent’, conferring the same risk of future cardiovascular events as the presence of established cardiovascular disease

Hyperglycaemia, insulin resistance, oxidative stress, dyslipidaemia, inflammation, and clotting abnormalities are all implicated in increased atherothrombosis in diabetes...

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