• Insulin-dependent diabetes confers death, MI risk after PCI

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with diabetes who require insulin had an increased risk for MI and death at 1 year after PCI, regardless of whether they had chronic kidney disease, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
    Surbhi Chamaria, MD, interventional cardiology fellow at Mount Sinai Heart, Mount Sinai Hospital, and colleagues reviewed data from 17,898 patients who underwent PCI from 2009 to 2014.
    Patients were categorized by their chronic kidney disease status and the type of diabetes treatment they received.
    The primary outcomes of interest were MI and death at 1 year
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