Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12 Tips for Traveling With Diabetes
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter
Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Diabetes Archives
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

Heart Test Can Predict Mortality


Sep 1, 2002

Stress echocardiography.

Stress echocardiography, which can detect abnormalities in the wall of the heart during exercise, can predict mortality in people who have diabetes as well as either known or suspected coronary artery disease.

Researchers, who studied 937 people with diabetes at the Cleveland Clinic, Indiana University and Asheville Cardiology Associates over a period of nine years, say the test is used to determine whether blood flow to the heart is insufficient, a condition usually caused by a blocked artery.

The researchers add that death rates were higher for people who needed to have the test done while the heart was being stressed by medications rather than by walking on a treadmill, probably because those people were unable to exercise.

The researchers who conducted this observational study suggest a subsequent study to determine whether high-risk patients identified by stress echocardiography can benefit from procedures such as angioplasty or intensive medical intervention.

Diabetes Care, June 2002


Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Heart Care & Heart Disease



You May Also Be Interested In...


Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Comments 0 comments - Sep 1, 2002

©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.