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 E. 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
    StatePublished - Nov 15 2004


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    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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