The diabetic, hypertensive heart: epidemiology and mechanisms of a very high-risk situation Academic Article uri icon


  • The prevalence of diabetes is escalating, and is leading to increased rates of heart failure, myocardial infarction and cardiovascular death. Due to several inter-related biological processes, hypertension is often associated with diabetes, and accelerates these morbid conditions. These points are outlined below.

publication date

  • November 2009