Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Heart Disease

There is a major connection between diabetes and heart disease. In fact, diabetes is one of the most important risk factors for developing hardening of the arteries (we call it athlerosclerosis – that is the cholesterol deposits and scarring in the walls of the arteries) and that leads to heart attacks and strokes. One of the most feared complications of diabetes are those two things: heart attacks and strokes.

Doctor Profile

Joseph Alpert, MD


  • Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medicine
  • Board Certified Cardiologist
  • Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine

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