Diabetes patients show improvements in stroke risk after MI

09/17/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Research presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting revealed the odds of having a stroke within one year following myocardial infarction decreased between 1998 and 2008 in patients with and without diabetes, with greater declines seen in the former population. "The larger reduction in stroke risk seen in diabetic patients may indicate that they gained more from the greater use of secondary preventive medication. But secondary preventive treatments are still underutilized in diabetic patients, and there is room for increased use," said lead author Stina Jakobsson.

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