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Commentary on: Kumar A, Sanghera A, Sanghera B, et al. Chest pain symptoms during myocardial infarction in patients with and without diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart 2023 [Epub ahead of print 20 Apr 2023]. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2022-322289.
Implications for practice and research
Clinicians should be more vigilant and mindful of the possibility of myocardial infarction when assessing patients with diabetes with atypical presentations.
Further research needs to focus on the patient, caregiver and provider level interventions to increase awareness regarding atypical symptoms of myocardial infarction.
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly among patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).1 Early diagnosis of MI is crucial to initiate effective treatment and achieve improved outcomes.1 While chest pain is a classic presenting symptom in MI diagnosis, it can become complicated in patients with long-standing DM, as they may present with ‘no chest pain’ or ‘atypical symptoms’.1 To investigate …
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