Hemoglobin A1c levels were associated with increased cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in persons with and without diabetes

March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p52
Academic Journal
The article cites a study which examines the relation between hemoglobin A levels and coronary heart disease (CHD) events, cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality. The study was published in the 2004 issue of the journal "Ann International Medicine." Persons with known or undiagnosed diabetes had a greater risk for all-cause mortality and CVD or CHD events than did those without diabetes. A 1% increase in hemoglobin A levels was associated with a 20% to 30% increase in cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in men and women 45 to 79 years of age. This relation was independent of diabetes status.


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