Diabetes-related poor outcomes in chronic heart failure: Complex interactions with sex and age

Ali Ahmed*, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones

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Abstract

Patients with diabetes and heart failure have many of the same risk factors and comorbidities; however, the degree to which the effects of diabetes on heart failure outcomes result from these risk factors and comorbidities has not been adequately studied. This propensity-matched study, in which patients with and without diabetes were well balanced in all measured baseline characteristics, including traditional risk factors and comorbidities, found that diabetes was associated with increased mortality and hospitalization in ambulatory patients who had chronic, mild-to-moderate heart failure and were receiving angiotensin-convertirg enzyme inhibitors. These findings also highlight the sex- and age-related variations in the effect of diabetes in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalCardiology Review
Volume25
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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