Angina in a diabetic patient: a case of integrated approach

  • Eugenio Roberto Cosentino U.O. di Medicina Interna (direttore Prof. C. Borghi). Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Biotecnologie Applicate “D. Campanacci”. Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
  • Elisa Rebecca Rinaldi U.O. di Medicina Interna (direttore Prof. C. Borghi). Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Biotecnologie Applicate “D. Campanacci”. Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
  • Claudio Borghi U.O. di Medicina Interna (direttore Prof. C. Borghi). Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Biotecnologie Applicate “D. Campanacci”. Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Angina, Atherosclerosis

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus, both of type 1 and 2, is an important risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis: in diabetic patients vascular atherosclerotic complications are responsible of approximately 80% of all the deaths. There is no doubt that patients affections originating from diabetes and coronaropathy remain at high risk. For this reason it is essential to adopt an aggressive strategy of secondary prevention. We report a case of a patient with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular diseases: the successful management was due to an integrated approach that involved the general practitioner and cardiologist.
Published
2008-09-15
Section
Case report
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