Myocardial Ischemia: From Disease to Syndrome


ISSN 1566-0338

Diabetes and heart failure – a challenging combination

Mario Marzilli, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy

  • The attention of doctors worldwide is concentrated on the coronavirus infection that has spread quickly all over the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic combines major threats to health and economy, with a dramatic challenge to our daily life. We all feel uncertain about the future, not being sure if and when will we be allowed to go back to our old habits.
    In a much more subtle fashion, another “tsunami” is approaching the world of medicine: a major shift in the understanding of myocardial ischemia, still the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. This issue of Heart and Metabolism is focused on this paradigm shift, with a very positive perspective: this “tsunami,” by imposing new diagnostic algorithms, new preventive strategies, and new therapeutic options, will eventually result in a dramatic improvement in the management of myocardial ischemic syndromes..
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