The authors analyse the data of the Myocardial and Diabetes Register, where 2436 diabetic patients (pts) and 1448 pts with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were registered between 1st of January, 1992 and 31st of December 1994. In the history of diabetic patients previous AMI was present in 14.4% of the cases. The 21.6% of the AMI pts had diabetes mellitus as well. According to the type of diabetes (IDDM and NIDDM) the prevalence of AMI in the history of the registered persons was significantly different: among pts with NIDDM the previous AMI was found 14.8% of the pts and only 2% of pts with IDDM (p = 0.012). The clinical picture of AMI was also different of AMI pts with and without diabetes: chest pain suggesting AMI was present 10.9% of pts with proved AMI and diabetes mellitus, and 86.2% of pts with AMI without diabetes (p < 0.0001). The Streptokinase treatment was more common among AMI pts without diabetes (18.2% versus 12.5% p = 0.022). The hospital lethality was significantly higher among AMI pts with diabetes (42.8% versus 29.4% (p < 0.0001). The poorer prognosis was independent of age.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - May 18 1997|
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