Diabetes Health in The News: Biomarker May Help Diagnose Risk of Heart Failure

Those with type 2 diabetes may be more aware of their increased risk of heart failure thanks to a new study done by researchers from the University of Sydney. This study confirmed a link between N-terminal Pro-B-type natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) and heart failure. The study included 3,098 patients who have type 2 diabetes.

The study looked at NT-proBNP and several other biomarkers, including interleukin-6, high-sensitivity C-reactive, and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T proteins. The study shows that higher levels of NT-proBNP did indicate a higher risk of heart failure for a five-year period. The other biomarkers, however, did not.

These findings were published in Diabetes Care on July 18, 2017

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