diabetes center

HEART CARE IN DIABETES

Diabetes cardiomyopathy affects heart muscles leading to weakness of muscles and pumping deformities. Enlargement of heart chambers is very common in diabetic cardiomyopathy. Long standing diabetes patients do not get pain sensation hence conditions like heart attack can be missed and remain untreated. It may prove fatal . This is the main reason, every diabetic person needs to undergo cardiac check up every year.

Baseline tests like ECG and lipid Profile doesn’t take much time and they are proven to be life savers on many occasions. Along with tight blood sugar control, blood pressure control is equally important.

At Clinics we have eminent cardiologist available on appointment. Facilities like ECG, lipid Profile and Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring are available.

  • QUALIFIED DIABETOLOGIST
  • INHOUSE HEART SPECIALIST
  • ADVANCED CARDIO-DIABETIC
  • ASSESSMENT – HEART RATE VARIABILITY TEST
  • INHOUSE PATHOLOGY & PHARMACY
  • PERIODIC ECG & CARDIAC TESTING
Need for Cardiac Testing & Management for Diabetics
Diabetics in general have a higher risk of heart ailments. Studies have suggested that 60% of diabetic patients above the age of 65 years are at a risk of heart attack. Over the past few years we are increasingly seeing this in younger population. The central pathological mechanism in Heart disease is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is known to lead to coronary heart disease and cardiovascular events. With close to 70% mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk factors of CVD are age, obesity, tobacco use, dyslipidaemia, and hypertension. Diabetes itself is an independent risk factor of CVD.1Depending on the types of combination of risk factors such as genes and lifestyle you get either type-1, type-2 diabetes. Although risk factors such as family history, age, or ethnicity can’t be changed you can modify your lifestyle to lower the risk factors by eating well, physical activity, and weight management. In women Polycystic ovary syndrome can also increase the risk of diabetes. Even if your blood glucose stays high over time can cause your blood vessels towards retina to swell.