“We knew that following a heart attack, you are less likely to survive if you also have diabetes. However, we did not know if this observation was due to having diabetes or having other conditions which are commonly seen in people with diabetes,” Dr. Mike Knapton said. He’s an associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which funded the study.

The findings highlight the need to find better ways to prevent heart disease in people with diabetes, he said. The study also shows the need to develop new treatments to improve survival after a heart attack for folks with diabetes, Knapton added.The study was published recently in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

SOURCE: University of Leeds, news release, June 22, 2016

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