Acute myocardial infarction in the diabetic patient: Pathophysiology, clinical course and prognosis

@article{Jacoby1992AcuteMI,
  title={Acute myocardial infarction in the diabetic patient: Pathophysiology, clinical course and prognosis},
  author={Reily M. Jacoby and Richard W. Nesto},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={736-44}
}
Although there have been significant advances in the care of many of the extrapancreatic manifestations of diabetes, acute myocardial infarction continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. Factors unique to diabetes increase atherosclerotic plaque formation and thrombosis, thereby contributing to myocardial infarction. Autonomic neuropathy may predispose to infarction and result in atypical presenting symptoms in the diabetic patient, making diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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