A study has revealed that individuals suffering from type-2 diabetes are at a higher risk of heart failure than those without the condition, Medscape reported on June 8.
The study involved the review of data of 1,296 patients who were monitored for an average of 12 years. Researchers found that within the follow-up period, 31.8% of patients were either hospitalized or died due to heart failure. Researchers also compared the data to a controlled group of 5,159 people without type-2 diabetes. They found that people diagnosed with the disease were nearly two times more likely to suffer from heart failure.
Avandia, a drug prescribed to fight against type-2 diabetes, has also been associated with an increased risk of heart failure. If you believe Avandia has caused you to suffer from any of its side-effects, a lawyer at the National Injury Law Center is willing to look into your situation to see if you are eligible to file a claim. Call us at (888) 273-6041 to learn more about taking legal action today.