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Symptomless Heart Disease Common Among Diabetics
Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Known as myocardial ischemia, this serious condition occurs when the heart does not receive enough blood to meet its metabolic needs, usually due to plaque build-up in the coronary arteries. When no symptoms are present, the disease is said to be "silent."

Heart Drugs Cause Dangerous Build Up Of Potassium
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004
A new American study has found that heart drugs, such as angiotensin-converting-enzyme or ACE inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers, can increase potassium levels in approximately 10% of patients.

If your potassium levels are raised your heart’s normal rhythm can be disrupted.

ACE Inhibitor Drugs Underused In Heart Failure Patients
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Almost a third of heart failure patients face an increased risk of death because they do not receive an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor

Type 2 Diabetes: Silent Heart Problems
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
1 In 5 People With Type 2 Diabetes at High Risk for Heart Disease Despite Lack of Symptoms. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among people with diabetes yet, unlike other people, these patients have few symptoms until the advanced stages -- until their first heart attack

Diabetes UP’S Cancer Death Risk
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2004
New research suggests diabetes increases the risk of death from pancreatic, colon, liver, breast and bladder cancer. Moreover, this holds true even after accounting for obesity, which is common among diabetics and is a well-known risk factor for cancer.

Undetected Damage from High Protein Diets
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2004
Type 2 Diabetics with elevated Homocysteine are almost two times more likely to die within 5 years than non diabetic patients.

Homocysteine is a destructive amino acid created by the body as it breaks down protein. Too much Homocysteine is directly linked to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.

High Fasting Glucose Levels a Risk Factor for CHF
Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Elevated fasting glucose levels are predictive of incident congestive heart failure (CHF) among older adults with diabetes mellitus (DM).

Women Not Using Heart-Protecting Aspirin As Men Are
Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
An aspirin a day may help keep a heart attack away, but many women at risk for heart disease still don't take one, a new study finds. Men, by comparison, are more likely to pop aspirin regularly — but less likely than women to remember or follow advice about diet and exercise habits that can help their hearts

Diabetes And Heart Disease Is Passed On For Generations
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
According to a study conducted by the University of Edinburgh, babies exposed to excess hormones in the womb, are not only at an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes later in life, but can also pass these risks to their children also.

Researchers have reported in the American Journal of Physiology, that genetic risks to the health of future generations can come from either parent.

Erectile Dysfunction Can Signal Heart Disease in Diabetics
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
In a study of men with type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes, those with erectile dysfunction (ED) had an eight-fold risk of having undiagnosed heart disease, Italian researchers found.
"Erectile dysfunction was significantly more frequent" in diabetic men later discovered to have "silent," or symptomless, heart disease.

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