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What should interventional cardiologists do for patients with prediabetes?

EuroIntervention 2018;14:e968-e970 published online e-edition October 2018. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV14I9A173

1. Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; 2. Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France; 3. INSERM U-970, Paris, France


Diabetes mellitus is a growing medical concern. Among patients with coronary artery disease and those with myocardial infarction, the reported prevalence of diabetes ranges between 20 and 40%.

Those patients with recognised diabetes mellitus do not, however, constitute the totality of patients presenting with dysglycaemia. Whereas the increased cardiovascular risk specifically related to diabetes in coronary patients is well known and documented, less attention has been given to prediabetes and its interaction with cardiovascular outcomes.

In the current issue of EuroIntervention, Kok et al present an analysis of clinical outcomes in a cohort of nearly 3,000 patients after percutaneous coronary ...

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