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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - 1986|
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