Coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Genome-Wide Association Study
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Shab Potassium Channels


  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in patients with type 2 diabetes. Epidemiological studies have shown that diabetes mellitus is a potent independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.1,2 It has been recognized for several decades that diabetic patients have a 2- to 3-fold higher risk for CVD than their nondiabetic counterparts. CVD accounts for up to 80% of deaths in patients with diabetes, approximately 75% of which are due to ischemic heart disease. More than 25% of diabetic patients have evidence of CVD at diagnosis. Therefore, the American Heart Association has stated that diabetes is a cardiovascular disease. © 2010 Springer-Verlag US.

publication date

  • December 2010



  • Book Chapter


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-0-387-09841-8-32

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 499

end page

  • 513