Hyperglycemia in Acute Coronary Syndromes: From Mechanisms to Prognostic Implications.
Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2018 Mar;47(1):185-202
Authors: Kosiborod M
Numerous studies have documented that hyperglycemia is frequent in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes, affects patients with and without established diabetes, and is associated with adverse outcomes, with incremental increase in risk of mortality and complications observed across the spectrum of glucose elevations. This article reviews present knowledge about the association between glucose levels and outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes; describes available data regarding inpatient glucose management in this patient group, and comparative data across the spectrum of critically ill hospitalized patients; addresses some controversies in this field; and offers practical recommendations for patient management based on existing data.
PMID: 29407051 [PubMed - in process]