Diabetic retinopathy and risk of coronary heart disease

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Avatar n tn Diabetes is clearly a risk factor for heart disease and diabetic eye retinopathy as well as stroke and limb loss. Please clarify if that is your question and if it is you should appeal the decision There is some controversy regarding the relation of agent orange and cardiomyopathy Again. please clarify to make certain that I have addressed your concern.
1469903 tn?1286650297 Approximately 50% of patients with diabetes will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy after 10 years of diabetes, and 80% of diabetics have retinopathy after 15 years of the disease. Poor control of blood sugar and blood pressure further aggravates eye disease in diabetes. • Cataracts and glaucoma are also more common among diabetics.
Avatar n tn No one ever mentioned these findings to me or my PCP. I had evidence of previous granulomatous disease and nodes in my lungs. There are certain criteria used to justify the test. I forgot exactly what they are, but your doctor must be behind you. I would suspect that age is one prerequisite. Another is that you should probably have had a nuclear stress test with positive results for myocardial ischemia. This test gives a high dose of ionizing radiation.
Avatar n tn Dear Tina, Unfortunately, you are in one of the highest risk groups there are for development of coronary disease, as well as the most likely not to do well after revascularizations. This is completley due to your having diabetes- a terrible disease that we as physicians do not have a great handle on(especially on preventing the progression of the disease.
Avatar n tn - W/NEROPATHY-KIDNEY SURGERY-AORTOCORONARY BY-PASS GRAFTING 11/97 CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS OF NATIVE CORONARY ARTERY PERCUTANEOUS TRANSLUMINAL CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY STATUS FAMILY HISTORY- ISCHEMIC HEAART DISEASE COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE-ELAVATED ANA (LUPUS?) SMOKER 25 YRS., HAD QUIT 1/97 4-18-97 CARDIAC CATH SEVERE PROXIMAL STENOSIS - LAD W/HIGH GRADE LESIONS IIN VERY DISTAL PORTIONS OF 2 TINY CIRCUMFLES BRANCHES AND AN OCCLUDED NON-DOMINANT RT CORNARY ARTERY.
Avatar n tn Gave me a splint and crutches and had me stay off of it (keeping it elevated above my heart). Had x-rays and no bone issues. The problem went away and i thought i was ok. 11 months later, the issue has come back. Once again, X-rays, sonograms, blood tests, manay docotors. Nothing seems to work. I was on Prednisone for 10 days and the issue seemed to be gone. Soon as i stopped taking the pills, the issue came right back. So the Dr. gave me prednisone for the next month.
363682 tn?1299492962 Blood pressure problem under control, bad psoriasis and reflux disease. All my headaches seem to happen on the left side of my head and can be from mild to fairly severe. Had a sinus operation a few years back and still seem to get some infection on and off. Presently 51 yrs old. Has anyone gotten any medical answers at all.