Effect of diabetes mellitus on the presentation and triage of patients with acute chest pain without known coronary artery disease.

@article{LpezJimnez1998EffectOD,
  title={Effect of diabetes mellitus on the presentation and triage of patients with acute chest pain without known coronary artery disease.},
  author={Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez and Lee W Goldman and Paula A. Johnson and Carsi A Polanczyk and E. Francis Cook and Kirsten E. Fleischmann and E. John Orav and Thomas H. Lee},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={500-5}
}
PURPOSE Patients with diabetes and acute chest pain may be admitted to hospitals more frequently than patients without diabetes because physicians suspect atypical presentations for ischemic heart disease. This study aimed to determine whether the presentation of acute myocardial infarction and risk for major cardiac complications differs among patients without known coronary artery disease who do or do not have diabetes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from an emergency department of an urban… CONTINUE READING