oa South African Medical Journal - The heart in diabetes mellitus - Part II. Acute myocardial infarction and diabetes
|Article Title||The heart in diabetes mellitus - Part II. Acute myocardial infarction and diabetes|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 MRC Ischaemic Heart Disease Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Cardiac Clinic, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Aug 1979|
|Pages||256 - 261|
|Keyword(s)||Acute myocardial infarction, Cardiology, Coronary care, Diabetes mellitus, Endocrinology and Mortality|
The unfavourable association of diabetes mellitus and acute myocardial infarction has long been known, but in a Groote Schuur Hospital series (1972 - 1974) of 89 diabetics in a total series of 882 patients, there was an especially unfavourable prognosis for obese female diabetics, with a hospital mortality rate of 43%.
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