Admission Hyperglycemia Is Associated with Failed Reperfusion Following Fibrinolytic Therapy in Patients with STEMI: Results of a Retrospective Study


Kocas C. , Abaci O. , Halil G. S. , Arslan S. , Cetinkal G. , Bostan C. , ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR DRUGS, vol.15, no.1, pp.35-42, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40256-014-0097-9
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR DRUGS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-42

Abstract

Background Hyperglycemia on admission is associated with increased mortality rates in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who are treated with either fibrinolytic therapy (FT) or primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, data regarding the relationship between hyperglycemia and the success of FT are lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of admission blood glucose for the prediction of failed reperfusion following FT.