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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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VIGNOLO, Washington  and  LAYERLE, Bernardo. Prevención cardiovascular en el diabético. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2016, vol.31, n.3, pp.477-504. ISSN 0797-0048.

Diabetes is a highly prevalent disease that has become a true pandemia. It is characterized by complex metabolic alterations including the development of hyperglycemia. In the long term micro- and macrovascular complications occur. Arterial atheromatous disease explains three quarters of diabetic deaths. Life-style changes, with increased physical activity and smoking cessation, can markedly reduce the risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Adequate blood pressure and lipid levels control have a strong positive impact to that end. This paper tries to summarize the available evidence and to make recommendations for the clinical management of diabetic patients.

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus; Physical activity; Smoking; Hypertension; Dislipemia; Cardiovascular prevention.

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