Elevated blood sugar in heart failure patients linked with early death

January 7, 2015 3:48 PM

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Elevated blood sugar in heart failure patients linked with early death

Acute heart failure syndromes (AHFS) account for a substantial number of emergency department (ED) visits annually and are associated with high short- and long-term mortality rates.

The purpose of a large study published online in the European Heart Journal was to evaluate the prognostic implications of blood glucose on a wide range of outcomes including early mortality, hospitalizations and incident diabetes in AHFS - an avenue of investigation the researchers considered to ha...

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