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Title: Outcome of unstable angina in patients with diabetes mellitus
Authors: Fava, Stephen
Azzopardi, Joseph
Agius Muscat, Hugo
Keywords: Diabetics
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Citation: Fava, S., Azzopardi, J., & Agius Muscat, H. (1997). Outcome of unstable angina in patients with diabetes mellitus. Diabetic Medicine, 14(3), 209-213.
Abstract: This prospective hospital-based, case–control study compares the outcome of unstable angina in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients and non-diabetic control subjects. One hundred and sixty-two diabetic patients and 162 non-diabetic control patients with unstable angina were entered into the study. The 3-month mortality was 8.6% (95% confidence interval, CI = 4.4–12.9 %) in diabetic patients and 2.5% (CI = 0.1–4.9 %) in control patients (p = 0.014). The 1-year mortality was 16.7% (CI = 10.9 %–22.4 %) in diabetic patients and 8.6 % (CI = 4.4 %–12.9 %) in non-diabetic patients (p = 0.029). Diabetic patients received beta-blockade and underwent coronary angiography and angioplasty less frequently than controls; the frequency of unstable angina, of acute myocardial infarction, and of coronary artery bypass grafting was similar in both groups at 1 year of follow-up. It is concluded that diabetic patients with unstable angina have a higher mortality than non-diabetic patients and that this difference is largely accounted for by early (first 3 months) mortality.
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