Initial Serum Glucose Level as a Prognostic Factor in the First Acute Myocardial Infarction

Chin Wang Hsu, Hsiu Hsi Chen, Wayne H H Sheu, Shi Jye Chu, Ying Sheng Shen, Chin Pyng Wu, Kuo Liong Chien

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Study objective: We assess the prognostic role of initial glucose levels in patients with a first acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department (ED). Methods: We conducted a 3-year retrospective cohort study. Patients with a first acute myocardial infarction were recruited from the ED of a tertiary hospital from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2003. Initial glucose levels in the ED were stratified into 3 levels (normal

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-626
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


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  • Emergency Medicine

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