Prediabetes a risk factor for CHF among middle-aged but not older patients | ADA

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Takeaway

  • Prediabetes is a risk factor for congestive heart failure (CHF) among middle-aged but not older adults. 

Why this matters

  • CHF is a well-recognized complication of diabetes, but there is little evidence of an association between milder forms of glycemia and CHF. 

Study design

  • Data from the CANHEART cohort, created from administrative health databases in Ontario, was used to examine whether prediabetes is a risk factor for CHF hospitalization.
  • Adults who aged ≥40 y on January 1, 2008, and had ≥1 glucose value within three y of baseline and no previous cardiovascular admissions were eligible for inclusion (N=1,415,241).
  • Overall, the study included 111,826 individuals with pred...