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Table 3 Serum glucose levels at the time of hospital admission for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and development of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in select patient subgroups

From: Hyperglycemia and risk of ventricular tachycardia among patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction

Population VT/n Odd ratio (95% Confidence interval)
Unadjusted Multivariable adjusted|
< 140 mg/dl ≥ 140 mg/dl < 140 mg/dl ≥ 140 mg/dl
Diabetes status
 Diabetic 216/1494 Reference 1.66 (1.11–2.47) Reference 1.72 (1.15–2.57)
 Nondiabetic 436/2646 Reference 1.36 (1.10–1.67) Reference 1.41 (1.14–1.74)
AMI type
 STEMI 281/1277 Reference 1.17 (0.90–1.53) Reference 1.32 (1.00–1.73)
 NSTEMI 371/2863 Reference 1.33 (1.07–1.66) Reference 1.30 (1.04–1.63)
  1. Italic values indicate significance of p value (p < 0.05)
  2. STEMI ST segment-elevation myocardial infarction, NSTEMI non-ST segment-elevation myocardial infarction, n subsample
  3. |Adjusted for age, sex, and race