Diabetes plus ESRD linked to higher heart risk

08/12/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Diabetes patients with end-stage renal disease were more than twice as likely to suffer stroke and had more than a fivefold increased risk of myocardial infarction compared with patients without either condition, according to a study in Diabetes Care. The results indicate that screening for and controlling diabetes in patients who have ESRD is very important, the researchers wrote.

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