Preprocedure hyperglycemia is more strongly associated with restenosis in diabetic patients after percutaneous coronary intervention than is hemoglobin A1C.

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BACKGROUND Although more frequent in diabetic patients, restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is less common in those with good glycemic control. High circulating insulin levels may also be associated with more frequent restenosis. METHODS Fasting blood samples were obtained from 162 diabetic patients immediately prior to the PCI and… (More)

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