Left ventricular failure and extension of myocardial infarction in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

L. Ferrucci, M. Di Bari, W. De Alfiere

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Abstract

Diabetes mellitus has been demonstrated to increase mortality rates in patients (pts) with acute myocardial infarction (MI); this higher mortality has been attributed to more frequent congestive heart failure (CHF) in this population. In contrast, there are no previous data concerning the pathophysiological role of diabetes in the development of CHF after an MI. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism of development of CHF in diabetic pts after an MI, a two-dimensional echocardiogram (2D-E) was performed in 126 consecutive pts (21 diabetic pts and 105 controls) 30 days after a first episode of MI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623
Number of pages1
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume18
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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