Diabetes, lipids and metabolism
Improved but still high short- and long-term mortality rates after myocardial infarction in patients with diabetes mellitus: a time-trend report from the Swedish Register of Information and Knowledge about Swedish Heart Intensive Care Admission
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We read with interest the study by Norhammar et al (1) describing the treatment and myocardial infarction survival rates according to the presence of diabetes. In this study, one-year mortality rates decreased from 1995 to 2002 from 16.6 to 12.1% in patients without diabetes and from 29.7 to 19.7%, respectively, in those with diabetes. Despite improved pre-admission and in-hospital treatment, diabetic...