Dr. LeWinter discusses if women with diabetes are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
They are at higher risk of developing heart failure, which is one aspect of cardiovascular disease, and when they do get heart failure, they tend to actually do worse than men, compared to every other form of heart failure where women usually do better than men.
About Dr. LeWinter, M.D.:
Dr. Martin M. LeWinter, M.D., was Director of the Cardiology Unit at the University of Vermont College of Medicine for more than 15 years and is currently the Director of the Heart Failure Program. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Coronary Artery Disease and serves on the Editorial Board of several cardiology journals. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont.