Cardiac Complications in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Shah, Sharfuddin
December 1978
Angiology;Dec1978, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p907
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study in which the researchers studied cardiac complications in patients with diabetes admitted to the Halstead Hospital during 1976. All cases of adult onset diabetes mellitus were reviewed. The therapy and ECG changes in particular were noted, and the patients symptoms were also considered. The total number of diabetics admitted and dismissed at the Halstead Hospital in 1976 was 329. Of these 145 patients were newly diagnosed and were started on a diabetic diet. There were not enough patients in this study to contradict or support the UGCP study. However one can see that 8% of the newly diagnosed had supraventricular arrhythmias, 5-10 years had an increased incidence of arrhythmias: 10% of those treated with diet alone, 7% of those treated with diet plus sulfonylurea, 12% of those on diet plus PVCs were noted more frequently in the group being treated by diet alone.


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