Among patients with HF, diabetes and high blood pressure may be poorly controlled, even when treated, according to findings published in Circulation: Heart Failure. For the study, Leah Rethy, MD, and colleagues examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Among 1,423 individuals with HF, 8% had poor glycemic control, and 21% of those being treated for diabetes failed to meet blood glucose goals, regardless of race or ethnicity. Nearly one-half of patients with HF (48%) had uncontrolled hypertension, and poor control was even higher in this group, at 51%. Black patients had higher uncontrolled rates than White patients (53% vs 47%).
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