oa South African Medical Journal - The heart in diabetes mellitus - Part II. Acute myocardial infarction and diabetes

Volume 56, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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