Predicting cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients: arewe all on the same side?

Smokovski, Ivica (2017) Predicting cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients: arewe all on the same side? In: EPMA World Congress 2017.

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Cardiovascular diseases are the main reason for morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients, and cardiovascular risk is increased at least twofold in men and at least fourfold in women with diabetes compared to non-diabetic populations. Predictive medicine is of the utmost importance in the clinical care of diabetic patients, since predicting cardiovascular risk is essential for modification of risk factors aimed at prevention or delay of future cardiovascular events. The prediction of cardiovascular risk is a valuable tool within the context of patient-centered care, as it includes active participation of diabetic patients in the decision-making process, resulting in higher compliance with the treatments agreed. However, there are differences among the current guidelines of various international authorities, such as the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), European Society of Cardiology (ESC) / European Association for Study of Diabetes (EASD), American College of Cardiology (ACC) / American Heart Association (AHA), American Diabetes Association (ADA), and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), for the prediction of cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients. Furthermore, the clinical use of models with classic risk factors and novel biomarkers that would predict cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients from various populations with acceptable precision poses a challenge. Taking into consideration the global diabetes pandemic and its close association with cardiovascular diseases, there is an urgent need for streamlining of current guidelines on the prediction of cardiovascular risk and its use in clinical practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Ivica Smokovski
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 07:36
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 07:36

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