Insulin Treatments For Heart Surgery Patients?
By Adam Pick on June 11, 2008
It really is amazing to read and learn about all the new studies and research about heart surgery and heart valve disease.
You may have read my recent posts about minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, the use of statins to reduce complications post-operation, blood transfusion concerns or treating stenotic aortic valves with HDL-increasing drugs.
Well… Here’s another interesting study just released from the University of Michigan Health System.
According to Michigan researchers, nearly half of all heart surgery patients may experience blood sugar levels high enough to require temporary insulin treatment after their operation, even though they’ve never had diabetes. And a significant minority of those patients might need to take medicines for days or even weeks after they leave the hospital.
Keep on tickin!