This book provides a practical hands-on approach to the management of patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with original and up-to-date coverage of a variety of aspects of emerging clinical importance. Practical advice is offered on diagnosis, risk stratification, management of cardiovascular risk factors and available drug therapies. Appropriate myocardial revascularization strategies are explained and the current state of knowledge is documented regarding target-led multifactorial treatment and the management of acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, and cerebrovascular disease. New algorithms for diagnosis and treatment are presented and to ensure ease of reference each chapter includes a box with practical recommendations as well as informative color illustrations and tables. The handbook will be of value for all cardiologists and diabetologists and will be especially helpful for young cardiologists, who are ever more frequently confronted by patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Table of Contents
Part I Diagnosis and Mechanisms of Disease: 1 Epidemiology, Definition and Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus.- 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.- 3 Mechanisms of diabetic atherosclerosis.- 4 Environment, epigenetic changes and cardiovascular damage.- 5 Diabetic cardiomyopathy.- 6 Cerebrovascular disease.- Part II Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors: 7 Risk stratification.- 8 Hyperglycemia.- 9 Diabetic dyslipidemia.- 10 Arterial hypertension.- 11 Anti-platelet therapy.- Part III Treatment of cardiovascular diseases in patients with diabetes: 12 Coronary artery disease.- 13 Acute coronary syndromes.- 14 Heart failure.- 15 Ischemic stroke.- 16 Peripheral artery disease.