Current Diabetes Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 280–285

The Distinctive Nature of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease in Diabetes: Pathophysiological and Morphological Insights

  • Rishi Puri
  • Yu Kataoka
  • Kiyoko Uno
  • Stephen J. Nicholls
Management of Macrovascular Disease in Diabetes (S Inzucchi and R Goldberg, Section Editors)

DOI: 10.1007/s11892-012-0270-y

Cite this article as:
Puri, R., Kataoka, Y., Uno, K. et al. Curr Diab Rep (2012) 12: 280. doi:10.1007/s11892-012-0270-y

Abstract

As the incidence of diabetes mellitus continues to rise, parallel increases in the rates of diabetic atherosclerotic vascular disease are projected to impart major health and socioeconomic challenges for authorities worldwide. Diabetes results in a proatherogenic phenotype, manifesting in an accelerated, diffuse, polyvascular fashion. In this review, we highlight the pathophysiological and morphological hallmarks of diabetic atherosclerosis.

Keywords

Atherosclerotic vascular diseaseDiabetesPathophysiologicalMorphological

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rishi Puri
    • 1
  • Yu Kataoka
    • 1
  • Kiyoko Uno
    • 1
  • Stephen J. Nicholls
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineHeart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA