Lowering Glucose to Prevent Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes in a Critical Care Setting

Antonio Ceriello, Stuart W. Zarich, Roberto Testa

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Abstract

High admission blood glucose levels after acute myocardial infarction are common and associated with an increased risk of death in patients with or without diabetes. Hyperglycemia is associated with altered myocardial blood flow and energetics and can lead to a pro-oxidative/proinflammatory state. The use of intensive insulin treatment has shown superior benefits in the treatment of hyperglycemia versus glucose-insulin-potassium infusion, particularly in critical care settings.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume53
Issue number5 SUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 3 2009

Keywords

  • diabetes
  • impaired glucose tolerance
  • insulin
  • myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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