Frequency of undiagnosed diabetes mellitus in patients with acute coronary syndrome

Am J Cardiol. 2005 Aug 1;96(3):363-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.03.076.


In a prospective cohort of patients who had acute coronary syndrome, we used a simple fasting plasma glucose to identify previously unrecognized diabetes mellitus. A total of 57% of patients who had acute coronary syndrome had abnormal glucose metabolism; approximately 66% of those who met criteria for new diabetes were not diagnosed or treated as such by the physicians who managed them.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Angina, Unstable / epidemiology*
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Missouri / epidemiology
  • Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology*
  • Prevalence
  • Prospective Studies


  • Blood Glucose