Blood-sugar control important post-surgery

A new study finds that poor blood-sugar control in post-heart surgery patients is linked to a fourfold increase in death and major complications such as a heart attack, neurological, kidney, lung and gastrointestinal injury.

Scientists reporting in the journal Circulation say, while it's been known blood-sugar levels have an important impact on the outcome of patients suffering a heart attack, this study shows for the first time the same may also be true for patients undergoing heart surgery.

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