Chronic Angina in Type 2 Diabetes Patients Published by Dove Medical Press

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This article reviews the role of screening and treatment for chronic angina in patients with T2DM.

Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology has published the review “Optimal treatment of chronic angina in patients with type 2 diabetes”.

As corresponding author, Professor Zaman says “The developed world is in the midst of a worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its presence alone trebles the risk of developing coronary artery disease. Managing the diabetic patient with coronary artery disease is of paramount importance to both the individual and healthcare providers.”

Professor Zaman continues “This comprehensive article reviews contemporary treatment options – from lifestyle changes to surgical revascularisation- in patients with type diabetes mellitus and stable coronary artery disease. A greater understanding of the diabetic patient with coronary artery disease with optimal management may help to reduce the significant burden that this growing condition is placing on the healthcare budgets of the developed world.”

As Dr Richard Kones, Editor-in-Chief, explains “Management of stable angina in diabetics, an ever-increasing population with high risk, is a challenge. Enthusiasm for tight control of some risk factors has been tempered by ACCORD and other studies. Judicious use of lifestyle measures (exercise, weight loss, smoking, nutrition as described by EASD), ACEi, antiischemic drugs that improve glycemia (eg ranolazine), and antiplatelet drugs must be optimized. For multivessel disease, barring contraindications, CABG is currently preferred.”

Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, online journal publishing original research, reports, editorials, reviews and commentaries on all aspects of cardiology in the clinic and laboratory.

Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.

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