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A 65-year-old female asked:

i have type 1 diabetes (41 years) various complications such as angina and neuropathy. i have a bnp of 145 -is this likely to be heart failure?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Published: Medical literature indicates that a derivative of thiamine called benfotiamine protects diabetics from complications. Ask your doctor to look up paper by thornalley.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications.

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Last updated Mar 27, 2014

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