Heart of Type 2

HbA1c, cholesterol and blood pressure are usually targeted in managing Type 2 diabetes, but can patients still be at risk?  

Patients with diabetes have a 2-times to 6-times higher risk of mortality from cardiovascular events than patients without diabetes.1

 



People with diabetes are at increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, angina, stroke and peripheral artery disease.2


 

 

Even treatment with high-dose statins leaves residual cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes (per the TNT study).3

  • Patients with diabetes and coronary heart disease treated with a high-dose statin had a 25% reduction in major cardiovascular events3
  • Still, 14% to 18% of patients experienced an event, even with medication3

Current treatment recommendations do not fully address residual risk attributed to type 2 diabetes. This needs to be addressed to improve patient outcomes.

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