06 Sep Post-MI Infarction in Patients with Diabetes: HealthCare Resource Use and Clinical Outcomes
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Jose Carlos Nicolau, MD PhD
University of Sao Paulo Medical School,
Sao Paulo, Brazil
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: There are few evidence about the late phase (1-3 years) of patients with diabetes and myocardial infarction, especially regarding quality of life (qol) and health resource utilization. Our study showed that the population with diabetes (dm), compared with the population without diabetes, have worse quality of life, more hospitalizations, and when hospitalized showed a longer hospital stay. Additionally, as expected, dm population have worse outcomes, including the composite of cv death, myocardial infarction or stroke, and all-cause death.
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Response: Our study showed that the population with diabetes (dm), compared with the population without diabetes, have worse quality of life, more hospitalizations, and when hospitalized showed a longer hospital stay. Additionally, as expected, the diabetes population has worse outcomes, including the composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction or stroke, and all-cause death.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: That patients with diabetes continue to be a very high risk population even in the late phase post-myocardial infarction.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: There is an urgent need to test new strategies (medical or not) in order to provide a better quality of life and outcome for this very high-risk population. In the meantime, a very tight control of risk factors is mandatory for this population.
Disclosures: I was a member of TIGRIS’ executive committee
My disclosures as will appear in the publication
Citation: ESC 2019 abstract
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