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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jul 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine