Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016

Diabetes makes heart attack worse



A recent research study has discovered that diabetes can lift up the peril of heart attack death by 50 percent.

Researchers at the University of Leeds followed 700,000 people, who had been admitted to hospital with a heart attack amid January 2003 and June 2013. Of these, 1,21,000 had diabetes.

Later than banded out the influences of age, sex and any further illnesses and disparities in the emergency medical treatment got, the team discovered austere disparities in endurance rates.

People who suffer from diabetes were 56 percent much probable to have died if they had practiced an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attack — where the coronary artery is fully barren — then the people devoid of the situation. They were 39 percent much probable to have died if they had a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) heart attack — there the artery is partially closed — then the people devoid of diabetes.

Top investigator Dr. Chris Gale stated that these consequences give vigorous proof that diabetes is an important long-term populace load amid patients who have had a heart attack.

Gale further added that “Although these days people are more likely than ever to survive a heart attack, we need to place greater focus on the long-term effects of diabetes in heart attack survivors,” continued by saying that “The partnership between cardiologists, GPs and diabetologists need to be strengthened and we need to make sure we are using established medications as effectively as possible among high-risk individuals.”

He further stated that the subsequent step in their research would be discovering out precisely what it is regarding having diabetes that elevates the danger of death pursuing heart attack. Dr. Mike Knapton, who is the associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which contributed the research study, stated, “This research highlights the need to find new ways to prevent coronary heart disease in people with diabetes and develop new treatments to improve survival after a heart attack.”

The research study is presented in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.