One-year mortality in elderly adults with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: effect of diabetic status and admission hyperglycemia.

@article{Savonitto2014OneyearMI,
  title={One-year mortality in elderly adults with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: effect of diabetic status and admission hyperglycemia.},
  author={Stefano Savonitto and Nuccia Morici and Claudio Cavallini and Roberto Antonicelli and Anna Sonia Petronio and Ernesto Murena and Zoran Olivari and Giuseppe Steffenino and Francesco Bonechi and Antonio Mafrici and Anna Toso and Federico Piscione and Leonardo Bolognese and Stefano de Servi},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={62 7},
  pages={1297-303}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether type 2 diabetes mellitus and hyperglycemia on admission should be considered independent predictors of mortality in elderly adults with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Twenty-three hospitals in Italy. PARTICIPANTS Individuals aged 75 and older with non-ST-elevation ACS (NSTEACS) (mean age 82, 47% female) (N = 645). MEASUREMENTS Diabetic status and blood glucose levels were assessed on admission. Hyperglycemia was… CONTINUE READING
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