David Joffe, BSPharm, CDE
The cardiovascular morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes are well established, so much so that type 2 diabetes has been described as a cardiovascular disease presenting as a metabolic disorder. Patients with type 2 diabetes are particularly at risk for atherosclerosis; so medications with ancillary vascular benefits are particularly useful, and the effects of glucose-lowering medications are of interest with regards to their effects on markers of cardiovascular health. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors are widely expressed in a number of tissues including the myocardium and cardiovasculature, and GLP-1 appears to have a range of neurotrophic, neuroprotective and cardioprotective effects. As a consequence, there seems to be potential therapeutic benefit from these drugs….
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