Management of hypertension in diabetic patients: outstanding issues.
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2011 Jun;9(6):721-8
Authors: Camafort-Babkowski M, Barrios V, Coca A
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of premature mortality in Type 2 diabetes mellitus; consequently, good management of all risk factors is vital. The recent reappraisal of the European Society of Hypertension guidelines on hypertension management reset the blood pressure goal for Type 2 diabetic patients to blood pressure <140/90 mmHg. Although this recommendation is based on the best available evidence, further data are still required to provide a better understanding of the natural history of Type 2 diabetes in order to establish blood pressure goals throughout the natural history of the diabetic patient with hypertension.
PMID: 21714603 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]