Diabetes patients with STEMI suffer more complications after stenting

12/27/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Diabetes patients who had percutaneous stenting for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction appeared to face a greater risk of heart attack and all-cause mortality than those who did not have diabetes, a Scandinavian study found. Future work should focus on "identifying other treatment strategies for improving prognosis including increasing microvascular perfusion within the ischemic myocardium," the researchers said.

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