Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic nonketotic coma associated with acute myocardial infarction: report of three cases

Yildiz M. , GUL C. , OZBAY G.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.57, no.4, pp.271-274, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.57.4.2005425
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-274


Diabetes mellitus is one of the most commonly associated diseases of patients suffering an acute myocardial infarction. Although the coexistence of acute myocardial infarction with other clinical manifestations of diabetes have been well described, extremely few data exists about the concomitant occurrence of hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic nonketotic coma and myocardial infarctions. This article presents three patients with this association and aimed to discuss the clinical course and treatment strategies of this rare condition.