Impaired glycemic control (GC) is a troubling clinical condition with an unclear prognostic value that is frequent in diabetics, especially in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. Residual platelet reactivity can be also affected by GC. We evaluated the relation between response to dual antiplatelet therapy and GC in diabetics with STEMI treated with primary coronary angioplasty (PCI). Sixty diabetic patients were prospectively enrolled in the study. All patients were treated with clopidogrel and aspirin. Platelet reactivity (whole blood aggregation and phosphorylation of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein, VASP) were assessed serially before and 24 hours, 7 days, and 30 days after the PCI. Blood glucose >8.5 mmol/L on admission was an independent predictor of a impaired clopidogrel response measured with platelet reactivity index (PRI) >50% on admission (OR 7.8, 95% CI 1.4-17.7, p8.5 mmol/L on admission is related to a poorer response to clopidogrel. There were no interaction between glycated hemoglobin level or glycemia on admission and platelet reactivity measured with collagen, arachidonic acid or thrombin receptor agonist peptide-induced aggregation. Further clinical studies of the role of GC in the efficacy of antiplatelet agents are warranted.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine