• What Happens When You Place Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes On Four Different Drugs? Not much.

    Posted April 30, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    A recent study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology reveals the placement of patients with heart disease and accompanying diabetes on four different drugs (beta blockers to slow the heart, aspirin as a blood thinner, renin angiotensin blockers/ACE inhibitors captopril, enalapril, lisinoprilto control blood pressure; and statin cholesterol-lowering drugs) appears to be an abject failure.

    In only 20% of the patients did the combination of these drugs adequately control blood pressure; in only 22% of the patients with diabetes were these drugs effective in controlling their long-term blood sugar levels (hemoglobin A1c); and in only 53% of the patients did these drugs bring down LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol to target levels.  [European Journal Preventive Medicine April 1, 2014]  – ©2014 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.

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