Contrary to the previously published literature on cardiac function in asthma patients, Turkish researchers observed no diastolic dysfunction in a group of 50 asthmatic children evaluated in a recent echocardiographic study, even with tissue Doppler imaging.
Younger patients with coronary heart disease who may have familial hypercholesterolemia need earlier diagnosis and treatment in order to reduce risk, according to the results of a recent study. FH is widely underdiagnosed, and is life-threatening.
It's not easy to be a teen with diabetes. Many young adults struggle with competing academic, economic, and social priorities that may interfere with successful diabetes management. Coordinated healthcare can lessen the risk of suboptimal health care utilization; undetected or untreated diabetes complications; and psychosocial, behavioral, and emotional challenges.