How Diabetes makes heart attack more deadly: Research Study 

How Diabetes makes heart attack more deadly: Research Study 
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ISLAMABAD: (APP) People with diabetes are at higher risk for developing heart disease, and those who have a heart attack are at significantly greater risk of death than people who do not have diabetes , researchers in England said in a new study.

Heart attack patients with diabetes are 50 percent more likely to die from its effects than people who do not have diabetes , researchers at the University of Leeds said.

The study suggests greater control of diabetes is necessary to prevent heart disease in diabetic patients because of the increased risk for death, researchers said.

"We knew that following a heart attack , you are less likely to survive if you also have diabetes ," Dr. Mike Knapton , associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said.

For the study, researchers analyzed medical data on 281,259 people who had a ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI , and 422,661 people who had a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or NSTEMI, in England and Wales between 2003 and 2013, Medical Xpress reported.

Overall, 35.8 percent of patients with diabetes died after having a heart attack , compared to 25.3 percent of patients without the condition.

After adjusting for age, sex, other illnesses and treatment for their heart attack , people with diabetes were 56 percent more likely to die if they had a STEMI , which includes total blockage of the coronary artery, and 39 percent more likely to die if they had an NSTEMI, or partial blockage of the coronary artery.

 

 

 

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