UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: hyperglycemia and acute MI

Keywords: acute myocardial infarction, hyperglycemia (PubMed Search)

Posted: 10/31/2010 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 8/10/2022)
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Hyperglycemia (> 140 mg/dl) at the time of admission is an independent risk factor for adverse outcomes and mortality both during the hospital stay and long-term in patients with acute MI. Hyperglycemia is associated with adverse platelet function, thrombolysis, and coagulation. Tight glucose control is recommended to begin as soon as possible after admission in patients with acute MI in order to optimize outcomes.




Zarich SW, Nesto RW. Implications and treatment of acute hyperglycemia in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. Circulation 2007;115:e436-e439.