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Updated management for patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Dugan, Joy DHSc, MPH, PA-C; Butts, Amy PA-C, MPAS, CDE, BC-ADM; Collins, Billy St. John DHSc, PA-C; Saini, Parmjeet S. DHSc, MPA, PA-C; Bradley, Sarah

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: August 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 8 - p 51–53
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000569804.46658.ce
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ABSTRACT Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for patients with diabetes. The latest guidelines from the American Diabetes Association include new information on hypertension, lipid management, heart failure, and coronary heart disease. This year, for the first time, the cardiovascular disease and risk management section was endorsed by the American College of Cardiology. Primary and secondary prevention of ASCVD is a critical element of the primary care visit for patients with diabetes. This article provides key highlights that are important for busy clinicians.

Joy Dugan, Amy Butts, Billy St. John Collins, and Parmjeet S. Saini are members of the American Diabetes Association's Primary Care Advisory Group. Ms. Butts is an endocrinology PA for Wheeling Hospital in Wellsburg, W.Va. Dr. Collins is an associate clinical investigator in the cardiovascular branch of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute. Dr. Saini is a regulatory officer in the Northeast division of the survey and certification branch of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Dugan is an associate program director at Touro University California Joint MSPAS/MPH Program. Sarah Bradley is director of professional engagement and collaborations for the American Diabetes Association in Arlington, Va. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Mark E. Archambault, DHSc, PA-C, department editor

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