ADA 2021: Summary for Classification, Prevention, and Treatment of Heart Failure in Patients with Diabetes
Jul 10, 2021
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Jasmine Dumontier-Hiott, PharmD Candidate 2022, University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy
American Diabetes Association mini-symposium on heart failure in diabetes presented by Biykem Bozkurt, MD, Ph.D., FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FESC.
Diabetes mellitus has an array of secondary associated complications that can arise from poor glycemic control. For example, heart failure has a higher risk of developing and leading to cardiovascular death in people with diabetes. Every 1% increase in HbA1C is associated with an 8% increase in risk for developing heart failure. Comorbidities that increase the risk and probability of heart failure include hypertension, obesity, and coronary heart disease. There are 100 million people with obesity and/or hypertension in the United States alone, 92 million with prediabetes and 26 million with diabetes. Thus, a large percentage of Americans are at higher risk of developing heart failure....
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