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Cardiac Complications of Diabetes


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1Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Doha, Qatar

2Heart Hospital-Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

3American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

4Hôpital Bichat Claude-Bernard, Paris, France


Cardiac Complications of Diabetes

Description

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for the biggest proportion of deaths in the world despite disparities related to gender and socioprofessional categories. Diabetes has become a major health challenge worldwide. Patients with diabetes have an increased risk of cardiac disease and die earlier. Moreover, cardiovascular complications are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among patients with diabetes.

Chronic hyperglycemia is the cornerstone in the initiation and progression of cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Hyperglycemia has been implicated in long-lasting chronic inflammation that drives major cardiac complications such as atherosclerotic coronary heart disease. Additionally, diabetes could also directly affect the myocardial function and viability, even in the absence of atherosclerotic occlusive disease, hence leading to heart failure and diabetic cardiomyopathy. However, many mechanisms that lead to compromised cardiac cell function in the presence of diabetes remain to be elucidated. Current treatment of common cardiac problems that are accelerated by diabetes is not different to that of nondiabetic patients with cardiac pathologies. However, diabetes-related complications have a distinct pathophysiological background.

We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles related to diabetes and cardiology. In order to understand the deleterious effect of diabetes on cardiac disease, we suggest highlighting all aspects of both diseases’ interaction: epidemiology, genetics, physiopathology, treatment, and prevention.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The impact of diabetes in patients with heart failure
  • Diabetic heart failure: treatment and prognosis
  • Diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • Hyperglycemia and acute coronary syndrome
  • Cardiac risk in obese patients with diabetes
  • Common genetic background to diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Treatment of patients with cardiac disease and diabetes
  • Arrhythmias in patients with diabetes
  • Treatment-related hypoglycemia and cardiovascular outcome in coronary artery disease and heart failure

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8578394
  • - Editorial

Cardiac Complications of Diabetes

Charbel Abi Khalil | Jassim Al Suwaidi | ... | Kamel Mohammedi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5936180
  • - Research Article

Risk Factors for Failure of Direct Current Cardioversion in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Atrial Fibrillation

Handrean Soran | Moulinath Banerjee | ... | Rayaz A. Malik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8927281
  • - Review Article

Coronary Atherosclerosis Assessment by Coronary CT Angiography in Asymptomatic Diabetic Population: A Critical Systematic Review of the Literature and Future Perspectives

Andrea Igoren Guaricci | Delia De Santis | ... | Gianluca Pontone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7989180
  • - Research Article

Association between Fluorescent Advanced Glycation End-Products and Vascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Alexis Guerin-Dubourg | Maxime Cournot | ... | Emmanuel Bourdon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5843702
  • - Research Article

Red Cell Distribution Width Is Associated with All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Patients with Diabetes

Sadeer G. Al-Kindi | Marwan Refaat | ... | Charbel Abi Khalil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9257930
  • - Review Article

The Landscape of Glucose-Lowering Therapy and Cardiovascular Outcomes: From Barren Land to Metropolis

Mona P. Nasrallah | Charbel Abi Khalil | Marwan M. Refaat
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7839101
  • - Review Article

Macrovascular Complications in Patients with Diabetes and Prediabetes

Dou Huang | Marwan Refaat | ... | Charbel Abi Khalil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1253425
  • - Review Article

New Antihyperglycemic Drugs and Heart Failure: Synopsis of Basic and Clinical Data

Dirk von Lewinski | Ewald Kolesnik | ... | Harald Sourij
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6078498
  • - Research Article

Mortality and Cardiovascular Complications in Older Complex Chronic Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

J. L. Clua-Espuny | M. A. González-Henares | ... | J. Lucas-Noll
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9352015
  • - Research Article

MMP-2, MMP-9, and TIMP-4 and Response to Aspirin in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease: A Pilot Study

Wiktor Kuliczkowski | Marek Radomski | ... | Iwona Bil-Lula
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