Heart failure (HF) is a common and serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that remains widely under-recognized. Multidisciplinary management protocols for patients with concurrent DM and HF are not widely utilized in the Middle East/ Gulf region, particularly in the United Arab Emirates. Since early identification of patients with DM and HF will likely lead to initiation of therapies known to prevent adverse cardiovascular events and subsequently improve patient prognosis, we aim to highlight the importance of early recognition of HF in diabetic patients. We will also describe existing management challenges in the region, especially the lack of multidisciplinary care and emphasize the role of newer anti-diabetic therapies in preventing and treating HF. Most importantly, this call-to-action proposes a collaborative approach to the care of diabetic patients with HF involving primary care physicians, endocrinologists, and cardiologists.
Badarin, Firas Al; Yasine, Lina; Hijazi, Rabih; Khalaf, Susan Abu; Al Mahmeed, Wael; Manla, Yosef; and Bader, Feras
"Early Identification and Management of Heart Failure in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in The United Arab Emirates: A Call to Action,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 35
, Article 8.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1342
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