Insulin Treatment Post Myocardial Infarction: The Digami Study

  • Klas Malmberg
  • Anna Norhammar
  • Lars Rydén
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 498)

Abstract

During a review of the unselected diabetic patients with acute MI at our institution in the mid 80’s, we found that 22% of our patients had diabetes, and an even more striking finding was that more than 50% have died within one year1. One can argue that this was before the introduction of modern treatment strategies but even recent data confirm an almost doubled 35-day mortality rate in diabetic patients who have suffered an acute MI compared to non-diabetics2. After that we planned for the DIGAMI study which was completed in 1994. The results of this study have been published elsewhere. 3,4,5

Keywords

Placebo Ischemia Aspirin Warfarin Cardiol 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klas Malmberg
    • 1
  • Anna Norhammar
    • 1
  • Lars Rydén
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden

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