Target intervention against multiple-risk markers to reduce cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

Peter Gæde, Oluf Pedersen*

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    Abstract

    The risk of cardiovascular disease is markedly increased in patients with type 2 diabetes with a prevalence twice as high compared to the background population. With the recognition of multiple concomitant risk factors for both microvascular as well as cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetic patients, treatment strategies have changed during recent years. This review focuses on the many recent drug trials that have set the course for an effective multifactorial treatment of the disease. Thus, the Steno-2 Study has shown that an intensified multifactorial intervention targeting several risk factors for cardiovascular disease is capable of reducing the risk for a combined endpoint of cardiovascular mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, coronary interventions, revascularisation to legs, and amputations by 50%.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)355-366
    Antal sider12
    TidsskriftAnnals of Medicine
    Vol/bind36
    Udgave nummer5
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 27 sep. 2004

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