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Long-term excess mortality associated with diabetes following acute myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort study
  1. G Rümenapf,
  2. T Segiet,
  3. S Morbach
  1. Diakonissen-Stiftungs-Krankenhaus Speyer, Speyer, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Professor G Ruemenapf, Diakonissen-Stiftungs-Krankenhaus Speyer, Paul-Egell-Str. 33 6746 Speyer, Speyer 67343, Germany; gerhard.ruemenapf{at}

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Alabas et al1 recently published a study in your journal on the long-term excess mortality associated with diabetes following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after adjustment for comorbidity, risk factors and cardiovascular treatments. Diabetes was independently associated with a 56% higher mortality following STEMI and 39% following NSTEMI than in patients with AMI without diabetes. The study was …

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