Early signs and symptoms of heart failure (HF) can be difficult to recognise
And yet for patients with HF, early diagnosis and treatment can be essential to wellbeing.1
HF IN T2D
The risk of HF starts earlier than you might suspect in your patients with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)
From diminished quality of life3 to increased mortality,4 the burden of HF is an impending reality for many patients with type 2 diabetes.5
Diabetes is a major risk factor for the development of HF.6 Patients with T2D are at an increased risk for HF, compared to those without T2D.7 The reality is, up to 50% of patients with T2D may develop HF.5
Resources for your patients
We have developed resources to help educate people about HF, whether they have already been diagnosed or are at risk of developing HF.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart failure. 2019. Accessed 6 August 2020. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/heart_failure.htm.
- Faden G, Faganello G, De Feo S, et al. The increasing detection of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus without overt cardiac disease: data from the SHORTWAVE study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013;101(3):309-316.
- Juenger J, Schellberg D, Kraemer S, et al. Health related quality of life in patients with congestive heart failure: comparison with other chronic disease and relation to functional variables. Heart. 2002;87:235-241.
- Bertoni AG, Hundley WG, Massing MW, et al. Heart failure prevalence, incidence, and mortality in the elderly with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2004;27(3):699-703.
- American Diabetes Association. 10. Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Management: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2019. Diabetes Care. 2019;42(suppl 1):S103-S112.
- Kenny HC, Abel ED. Heart failure in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Circ Res. 2019;124(1):121-141.
- Nichols GA, Hillier TA, Erbey JR, et al. Congestive heart failure in type 2 diabetes: prevalence, incidence, and risk factors. Diabetes Care. 2001;24(9):16 14-1619.