© 2015 Sociedad Española de Arteriosclerosis. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have a high to very high cardiovascular risk, and often have other associated risk factors, such as hypertension, obesity and dyslipidaemia. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. An integrated control of all risk factors in patients with diabetes is essential for minimising the risk of macrovascular complications. Given the benefits of the multifactorial intervention strategies for cardiovascular prevention in diabetic patients, a review is presented on the therapeutic goals established for each risk factor in diabetes and the benefits of their control.
|Journal||Clinica e Investigacion en Arteriosclerosis|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2016|
- Cardiovascular risk
- Diabetes mellitus
- Multifactorial intervention
- Risk factors