Low admission triglyceride and mortality in acute coronary syndrome patients.

@article{Khawaja2011LowAT,
  title={Low admission triglyceride and mortality in acute coronary syndrome patients.},
  author={Owais A Khawaja and Hazem Hatahet and Jo{\~a}o L Cavalcante and Sanjaya Khanal and Mouaz H. Al-Mallah},
  journal={Cardiology journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={297-303}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between admission triglyceride (TG) levels and long-term outcomes has not been established in patients with acute coronary syndrome. We tested the hypothesis that patients who develop non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) despite low TG have a worse cardiovascular outcome in the long term. METHODS Patients admitted with NSTEMI between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 2000 and with fasting lipid profiles measured within 24 hours of admission were… CONTINUE READING
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