Adverse outcome post acute coronary syndrome in diabetes
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) refers to a group of conditions due to decreased blood flow in the coronary arteries such that part of the heart muscle is unable to function properly or dies. It encompasses a range of sudden heart conditions, including heart attack and unstable angina attack (sudden chest pain). ACS mainly happens due to narrowing of the blood vessels which supply the heart due to a build-up of plaque (a fatty, sticky substance) on the walls of arteries. Treatment for ACS can include surgery to unblock the blood vessels to supply he heart and use of blood thinning medications. Patients who have type 2 diabetes (a condition where the sufferer is unable to control their blood sugar levels properly) are known to have a higher rate of complications than previously healthy patients.

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