Effect of glucose-insulin-potassium infusion on plasma free fatty acid concentrations in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Tayo A. Addo, Ellen C. Keeley, Joaquin Cigarroa, Richard A. Lange, James A. De Lemos, Robert L. Dobbins, Darren K. McGuire

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To determine the effect of glucose-insulin-potassium infusion on circulating levels of free fatty acids in the setting of contemporary management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction, we randomly assigned 20 patients who were undergoing primary angioplasty to glucose-insulin-potassium infusion or to standard care. Treatment with glucose-insulin-potassium was associated with significantly lower levels of free fatty acid after 24 hours compared with standard care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1288-1289
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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