Diabetic Cardiomyopathy Mechanisms, screening and treatment imperatives

Diabetic Cardiomyopathy Mechanisms, screening and treatment imperatives

Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) refers to structural and functional changes in the heart as a consequence of diabetes that may be independent of, or in combination with, coronary disease (microvascular, macrovascular or both). As DCM tends to be asymptomatic, it is important that GPs are vigilant in screening patients early for DCM and preventing progression.

Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2021