About 10% of 2,854 patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction had diabetes but were unaware of it, according to a study presented at an American Heart Association quality meeting. The diabetes was missed by physicians in 69% of cases, according to researchers. Diagnosis of diabetes in MI patients not only guides the treatment of coronary artery disease, but it also informs efforts to prevent future cardiovascular trouble, according to the authors.

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