Hyperglycaemia in acute coronary syndromes: summary of NICE guidance.

  title={Hyperglycaemia in acute coronary syndromes: summary of NICE guidance.},
  author={Arrani Senthinathan and Vikki Kelly and Mendwas Dzingina and David C Jones and Matthew R. Baker and Damien Longson},
Hyperglycaemia is common in patients who are admitted to hospital with acute coronary syndrome. In the EuroHeart Survey on diabetes, 22% of people admitted to hospital as emergency cases because of coronary artery disease were found to have undiagnosed diabetes after a glucose tolerance test, with a further 36% found to have impaired glucose tolerance.Hyperglycaemia is a powerful predictor of poorer survival and increased risk of complications while in hospital. Despite this, hyperglycaemia… CONTINUE READING
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