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High-intensity statin use low in patients with diabetes, high CVD risk

May 22, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Patients with type 2 diabetes at very high risk for cardiovascular disease are often not taking high-intensity statins, further increasing their risk, and frequently modify their initial statin therapy, indicating intolerability or ineffectiveness of the drug, according to study findings presented here.

In a retrospective cohort study, researchers found that less than 23% of patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk for CVD initiated treatment with a high-intensity statin, whereas approximately 80% of patients who initiated statin therapy modified their index treatment.

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High-intensity statin use low in patients with diabetes, high CVD risk

May 22, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Patients with type 2 diabetes at very high risk for cardiovascular disease are often not taking high-intensity statins, further…
Priyathama Vellanki Meeting News Coverage

Clinical characteristics, hospital outcomes differ between type 1, type 2 diabetes

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Age-matched patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes reveal significant differences in inpatient clinical characteristics and…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Metformin plays role in reducing MI, heart failure risk

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Even slight weight effects associated with metformin use may reduce risk for myocardial infarction and heart failure…
Meeting News Coverage

Bone ultrasound better predictor of fracture risk in patients with type 2 diabetes

May 21, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bone ultrasound may provide better results than DXA when predicting osteoporotic fracture risk in patients with type 2 diabetes…
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