Prediabetes May Be an Independent Risk Factor for MI
Even prediabetes seemed to spell bad news for heart health. Prediabetes -- defined as an Hba1c between 5.7% to 6.4% -- among hospitalized patients was associated with 41% higher odds for myocardial infarction (MI, OR 1.41, 95% CI 1.35-1.47). And in a model adjusted for multiple factors including age, sex, race, family history of MI, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, nicotine dependence, and obesity status, presence of prediabetes was still significantly associated with a higher chance of experiencing MI (OR 1.25, 95% CI 1.20-1.31).

Prediabetes stood as an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction, despite adjusting for all the well-established risk factors. The study findings would also reinforce the importance of early recognition through screening and early intervention to aggressively manage the cardiovascular risk factors to prevent myocardial infarction.

Source: https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/endo/99191
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