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Diabetic control in the patient with acute myocardial infarction.

Authors
  • Noy, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
7
Issue
3
Pages
126–134
Identifiers
PMID: 9536671
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus affects 2% of the population and up to 5% of people over 65 years of age (Thomas, 1993). Diabetic patients have more coronary artery disease and a higher mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than the rest of the population (Patmore and Jennings, 1996). They have similar-size infarcts to those without diabetes, but the total mortality post-MI is higher (Karlson et al, 1993). This article examines the literature on AMI in diabetic patients to ascertain the most effective management of these patients and hence improve their prognosis.

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