Cardiovascular diseases represent, today, the principal cause of mortality in the general population, especially in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In these patients the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases is equal to that of non-diabetic subjects with a previous episode of myocardial infarction. Many factors concur to determine such high risk. Hyperglycaemia contributes to the increase in morbidity and cardiovascular mortality associated with diabetes mellitus. Hyperglycaemia acts as a multiplier of cardiovascular risk due to frequent association of multiple risk factors in diabetic patients. Therefore, effective treatment requires a more complete assessment of quantitative and qualitative aspects of glycemic control as well as all components of the diabetic syndrome or, more commonly, metabolic syndrome

Hyperglycaemia and cardiovascular risk

MICCOLI, ROBERTO;DEL PRATO, STEFANO
2003

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases represent, today, the principal cause of mortality in the general population, especially in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In these patients the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases is equal to that of non-diabetic subjects with a previous episode of myocardial infarction. Many factors concur to determine such high risk. Hyperglycaemia contributes to the increase in morbidity and cardiovascular mortality associated with diabetes mellitus. Hyperglycaemia acts as a multiplier of cardiovascular risk due to frequent association of multiple risk factors in diabetic patients. Therefore, effective treatment requires a more complete assessment of quantitative and qualitative aspects of glycemic control as well as all components of the diabetic syndrome or, more commonly, metabolic syndrome
Palumbo, F; Bianchi, C; Miccoli, Roberto; DEL PRATO, Stefano
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