Risk of heart attacks halves in patients with diabetes in 15 years

Dramatic reductions in the risk of heart attacks in patients with diabetes coincides with major increases in the use of preventive medications. That's the finding of late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020. 'Our results suggest that when patients are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, starting medications to prevent cardiovascular disease has a substantial impact on the risk of heart attacks and premature death,' said principal investigator Dr. Christine Gyldenkerne of Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.