Brian Pentecost

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The hospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction amongst 285 known diabetics treated in the last decade was 39.7 per cent at one month and had increased to 51 per cent at 12 months. Treatment in a coronary care unit during the acute stage had little effect on the mortality amongst patients on insulin, but was beneficial for patients whose diabetes had(More)
Transvenous intracardiac pacing was carried out on nine patients with recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmia after drug treatment had failed. In eight patients recurrent Ventricular ectopic activity was suppressed by pacing at a rate above the sinus rate. With this technique the need for D.C. shock and repeated antiarrhythmic drugs can be avoided.
To examine the benefits of thrombolytic therapy in diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction a retrospective study of all diabetic and non-diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to the coronary care unit of the General Hospital, Birmingham between January 1984 and December 1987 was made and findings compared to corresponding(More)
The mortality rate from myocardial infarction is disproportionately high in diabetic patients. One explanation for this may be that diabetic patients incur more extensive myocardial necrosis. This possibility was examined in a three part study. Firstly, peak serum aspartate aminotransferase concentrations of all diabetic and non-diabetic patients admitted(More)