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Effect of fasting glucose levels on mortality rate in patients with and without diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Authors
  • Muhlestein, Joseph B
  • Anderson, Jeffrey L
  • Horne, Benjamin D
  • Lavasani, Farangis
  • Allen Maycock, Chloe A
  • Bair, Tami L
  • Pearson, Robert R
  • Carlquist, John F
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Heart Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2003
Volume
146
Issue
2
Pages
351–358
Identifiers
PMID: 12891207
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prognostically significant abnormalities of FG are much more prevalent (61%) than expected in patients with CAD who are undergoing PCI. Despite revascularization, the associated mortality risk of even mild elevations in FG is substantial, emphasizing the importance of early detection and treatment of glycemia-related risk.

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