[Diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease und heart disease (Update 2019)]

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2019 May;131(Suppl 1):169-173. doi: 10.1007/s00508-019-1488-3.
[Article in German]


Diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and heart failure are interacting dynamically. Patients being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease should be screened for diabetes mellitus. Enhanced cardiovascular risk stratification based on biomarkers, symptoms and classical risk factors should be performed in patients with pre-existing diabetes mellitus. In patients with previously diagnosed arterosclerotic cardiovascular disease an agent proven to reduce major adverse cardiovascular events or cardiovascular mortality is recommended after therapy failure of metformin.

Keywords: Coronary artery disease; Diabetes mellitus; Heart failure; Screening.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Austria
  • Cardiovascular Diseases* / complications
  • Cardiovascular Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Coronary Artery Disease* / complications
  • Coronary Artery Disease* / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathies* / complications
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathies* / diagnosis
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Heart Diseases / complications
  • Heart Diseases / diagnosis
  • Heart Failure
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / standards
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Risk Factors