Is blood glucose related to thrombosis in CAD patients?

M. Shechter*, C. N.B. Merz, S. Kaul

*Corresponding author for this work

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We studied 42 patients with coronary artery disease to determine whether fasting blood glucose was related to platelet-dependent thrombosis. After adjusting for univariate predictors, a multivariate stepwise regression model showed that blood glucose was the best predictor of platelet-dependent thrombosis, followed by apolipoprotein B and intracellular magnesium levels. Our preliminary data support a lower optimal blood glucose threshold, a concept that should be prospectively tested in a larger sample of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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