Epidemiology

Management of the Asymptomatic Diabetic Patient with Evidence of Ischemia

Worldwide, it is estimated that the total number of people with diabetes will increase from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030.1 In the US, a total of 23.6 million people have diabetes, representing 7.8% of the population, and the prevalence of diabetes is on the rise, due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, increasing obesity and an ageing population. These statistics do not account for the approximately 57 million people with impaired fasting glucose.2

Strategy for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in East Asian Countries Based on the Experience of Japan

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in East Asian countries as well as in western countries.1-3 However, it is a characteristic specific to East Asia that stroke is more prevalent than coronary heart disease (CHD).