Angina in Cardiovascular Outcomes of Diabetic Persons

According to the American Heart Association, at least 65% of adults with type 2 diabetes will die from a stroke, myocardial infarction, or another cardiovascular complication, making assessment of mortality risk essential for this population. Because angina is common in persons with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD), Gilles Dagenais, MD, Quebec Heart […]

Oral Health in LTC Residents

Poor oral hygiene can cause more than cavities and bad breath, especially in the elderly population. Older patients with poor oral health are at higher risk to develop cardiovascular disease, respiratory ailments, and periodontal disease. Those living in long-term care facilities usually need assistant with activities of daily living (ADLs), which includes the rarely address […]