FEATURED SEARCH TERM: myocardial infarction
Here's another good reason to treat diabetes early and aggressively: Relatively young patients with hyperglycemia are the ones most likely to die in a hospital after a heart attack.
RESULT: In Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction, the Impact of Hyperglycemia as a Risk Factor for Mortality Is Not Homogeneous Across Age-Groups
Diabetes Care | Jan 1, 2012 (Free abstract. Full text $45)
What's more, the worse the consequences of diabetes, the higher the risk of myocardial infarction (MI). Among diabetes patients, renal insufficiency is a particularly potent prognostic factor for the occurrence of acute MI. This information comes from a nationwide prospective study in Korea.
RESULT: Concomitant renal insufficiency and diabetes mellitus as prognostic factors for acute myocardial infarction
Cardiovascular Diabetology | Oct 31, 2011 (FREE FULL TEXT)