Diabetes has a strong impact on the vascular system as well as the heart. Excess glucose in the bloodstream can damage nerves and blood vessels, and over time, there can be a greater risk of stroke, heart disease, or peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Myocardial Solutions’ software can be used to assess the degree of damage by diabetes on the heart and the nature of the damage.
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