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Diabetic Cardiology by Miles Fisher
Book DescriptionWith cardiovascular disease becoming the most common cause of death in people with diabetes, interest in the assessment and treatment of heart disease in these patients has been reawakened. This book examines developing topics from a largely cardiological perspective, covering both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The DIGAMI study on the use of intravenous insulin infusion at the time of myocardial infarction (MI) has stimulated a large number of discussion papers on the best treatment of MI in the diabetic patient. The UKPDS has shown that treatment of Type 2 diabetes does not reduce cardiovascular end-points significantly, but that aggressive treatment of blood pressure can do so. In addition, sub-group analysis from several large cardiovascular trials has shown that treatment with statins, anti-platelet therapy, ACE inhibitors and other drugs will also reduce cardiovascular events in people with diabetes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470862049
(251mm x 177mm x 22mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Miles Fisher
Heart Disease and Diabetes, Paperback (July 2012)
Cardiovascular disease is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in people with diabetes, and it is an issue that is becoming increasingly important to cardiologists and specialists in diabetes. This second edition has been updated to include new trial data, new drugs and updates on treatment of diabetes in heart failure patients.
Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, Hardback (August 2007)» View all books by Miles Fisher
Hypoglycaemia, leading to confusion and impaired consciousness, is one of the most feared complications of diabetes. Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, Second Edition explains the situations in which it arises and how to manage patients to minimize its occurrence.
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Author Biography - Miles Fisher
Miles Fisher, Consultant Physician, Glasgow Royal Infirmary John McMurray, Professor of Medical Cardiology, British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Western Infirmary, Glasgow
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