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Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, and Diabetes Mellitus

  • A. Aleksova
  • A. Perkan
  • G. Sinagra
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a common disease. The worldwide prevalence of diabetes- especially of the predominant type 2 diabetes mellitus which accounts for about 90% of the adult diabetic population-has increased rapidly and continuously during the last several decades. This phenomenon is a direct consequence of negative lifestyle changes in the population, including a reduction of physical activity and the availability of energydense food rich in saturated fat, leading to an increased prevalence of obesity. The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus in adults is predicted to increase to 5.4% in the year 2025 [1].

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Chronic Heart Failure Brain Natriuretic Peptide United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study Hypertension Optimal Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Aleksova
    • 1
  • A. Perkan
    • 1
  • G. Sinagra
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Department“Ospedali Riuniti” and University of TriesteTriesteItaly

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