Relationship of diabetes mellitus and aortic aneurysms

Authors: Ľubomír Fľak;  Juraj Maďarič
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika kardiológie a angiológie, NÚSCH a. s. a LF SZU, Bratislava
Published in: Forum Diab 2017; 6(3): 146-148
Category: Topic


Diabetes mellitus (DM), especially type 2, has increasing incidence worldwide with unfavourable expectations to the future. This disease is one of the most important risk factors of cardiovascular disease, with their more complicated course and with more adverse prognosis. The interesting finding from last 20 years is, that this adverse association applies to coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular diseases and periphery artery disease, but not to aneurysmatic aortic (AA) disease. This article tries to summarize “up-to-date” data about the relationship between DM and AA. It brings the data about the prevalence, incidence, progression and rupture risk of AA in diabetics. There are also mentioned hypothesis about this inverse association and about the most appropriate way of management and treatment of AA in diabetics.

Key words:
aortic aneurysms, diabetes mellitus, invasive treatment of aortic aneurysms, risk of rupture


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