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Researchers from Bern University Hospital in Switzerland recently studied the relationship between diabetes and acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and found that diabetics living with this condition had a worse prognosis. This study used the patient-pooled data of about 16,600 patients retrieved from six separate studies. 20.3% of the 9,500 patients with ACS also had diabetes.
Researchers evaluated the data and examined early, late, and overall adverse events experienced by these patients. It was determined that all-cause mortality risk at one year for people living with diabetes is over 13% with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. One year mortality risk was over 10% for diabetics with non-ST-segment elevation ACS.
These findings were published in the American Journal of Cardiology on July 20, 2016.