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Heart failure strongest predictor of poor survival in type 2 diabetes

November 17, 2017

Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for death from cardiovascular complications, with the strongest associations found between survival and heart failure and vascular disease of the lower limbs, according to findings published in Diabetes Care.

Jean-Pierre Le Floch, MD, of the department of diabetology-endocrinology at Villecresnes Medical Hospital in France, and colleagues evaluated data from the GERODIAB study on 987 adults (median age, 77 years) with type 2 diabetes (diabetes duration, 16 years) to assess CV complications during a 5-year follow-up and the associations with 5-year mortality.

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