Vascular Biology in Clinical Practice © Vol. 5, No. 2
• Managing lipids in patients with diabetes: New evidence from vascular biology and clinical trials
This monograph, Managing lipids in patients with diabetes: New evidence from vascular biology and clinical trials
, is offered as part of a series of continuing medical education programs from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Co-editors are Carl J. Pepine, MD, University of Florida College of Medicine and Robert E. Heinig, MD,University of Rochester Medical School.
In patients with diabetes, macrovascular disease is responsible for greater morbidity and mortality than microvascular disease. Diabetes accelerates plaque formation and progression in the coronary, peripheral, and cerebrovascular arteries both directly (via effects on lipid metabolism) and indirectly (lipid-independent effects). At any given cholesterol level, cardiovascular risk is higher in patients with diabetes. This monograph will summarize the mechanisms linking diabetes and atherosclerosis and the clinical evidence for aggressive management of lipids in patients with diabetes.
The contents of this monograph express the views of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views or
recommendations of the University of Florida College of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical School, or the publisher. The reader
is advised to consult the full prescribing information for all medications prior to use.
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Inc.
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