OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Heart and Diabetes
Diabetes affects the cardiovascular system, but many problems aren't apparent until a person has a heart attack or stroke.
< Jun. 13, 2012 > -- If you have type 2 diabetes and take fish oil supplements to prevent heart disease, they aren't providing much help, a new study says.
If you have diabetes, you are twice as likely to have high blood pressure. Untreated, high blood pressure can raise your risk for heart disease.
The most important controllable risk factor for stroke is controlling high blood pressure. Blood pressure of 140/90 or higher can damage the arteries that supply blood to the brain.
Fewer Americans with diabetes are dying from heart disease and stroke, according to a new government report. The lower death rates are the result of healthier lifestyles and better disease management.
Heart disease is one of the most serious health problems in the United States. Find out more facts and figures on this topic.
This test measures the amount of leptin in your blood. The test can help figure out how much body fat you have.
Detailed information on the medical management of vascular conditions, including description of the vascular system, risk factors for vascular conditions, causes of vascular conditions, medical management of risk factors, and full-color anatomical illustrations
This test measures your level of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. The higher your LDL levels, the greater your risk for heart disease.
It's important for a woman with diabetes to keep her blood sugar under tight control while she's pregnant.
Detailed information on claudication, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and a labeled, full-color anatomical illustration
The risk of developing nerve damage, or neuropathy, increases the longer a person has diabetes. About half of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy.