Diabetes plus MI raises in-hospital mortality in patients

04/5/2012 | Family Practice News

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology revealed diabetes patients hospitalized for myocardial infarction were more likely to experience in-hospital stroke, recurrent MI, and heart failure or pulmonary edema than MI patients who did not have diabetes. Researchers also found diabetes patients with MI face an 18% higher risk of in-hospital mortality than those without diabetes.

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