Myocardial Infraction High with Diabetes as with Chronic Kidney Disease
Studies concerned with myocardial infraction (MI) in patients with diabetes and patients who have chronic kidney disease. The results have shown that the possibility of MI is almost equivalent in both cases. Coronary heart disease has been a known risk with diabetes patients but they have found that chronic kidney disease (CKD) also poses the very same risk. Many different factors have been taken into consideration when the study was performed in order to get the best results.
When looking at the possibility of MI in patients that have a history of MI, the possibility of a repeat event is great. However, with the studies and tests that have been done, it has shown those with CKD and diabetes have the same high risk of MI even if they have not ever had an episode. Comparisons were made with those that have a history of MI, those that have diabetes but not CKD and on patients that have CKD but not diabetes. A study was done over a four-year period in order to get the best results possible.
Of course, those with a history of MI were found to have the highest ratio of cases compared to the others. However, those with CKD and diabetes were close in hand to each other when looking at the occurrence per 1,000 people. With CKD coming in at 6.9 and diabetes coming in at 5.4, the results show that the two medical conditions are closely related to MI. The researchers also looked at the patients that had passed away from MI in both CKD and diabetes. The CKD patients were found to be high at 14% but, for diabetes patients, with a percentage of eight, these results showed that diabetes patients are coming in at a higher risk more than ever.
In the comparisons that were made, the results showed that those with CKD could possibly benefit from the lipid-lowering treatments that patients with diabetes receive. Diabetes patients have long since been on the list of highest risk when it comes to CKD but with the new findings, patients with CKD are also now on that list. With both types of patients having many of the same symptoms, it is plausible that some of the same types of treatments may work in both medical cases in order to prevent certain other diseases.
There were of course other factors that were used such as age, the way and place a person lived and the other medical conditions that were also already existing in the patients. The one major factor seemed to be age. It seems as though that patients with CKD which are older are at more of a risk for MI than those that are younger. However, those with diabetes do not have a decreased chance of MI regardless of the factors. It is hopeful that with the findings they will be able to slow down the process of MI in both patients with further research.
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