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Myocardial Infarction

Postby Bman83 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:34 am

I need some help with the following:

During an MI there has been studies to show glucose levels increase - why? Is it due to the fact certain steroids are released? If so can someone explain the mechanism of this?

Also by how much will blood glucose levels increase - will it be a significant increase?

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Re: Myocardial Infarction

Postby Revenged » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:06 am

Bman83 wrote:I need some help with the following:

During an MI there has been studies to show glucose levels increase - why? Is it due to the fact certain steroids are released? If so can someone explain the mechanism of this?

Also by how much will blood glucose levels increase - will it be a significant increase?

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no, it wouldn't be due to steriods - they take hours to have an effect...

at a guess i'd say increased glucose would be a result of increased adrenaline release due to stress...
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Postby kotoreru » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:48 pm

I could be talking out of my...well you know, but it's possible the dying cardiac tissue releases glucose after a heart attack.
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Postby drsi » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:58 am

I would have to say that the release of stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, would lead to an increase in blood glucose level. They are released in response to the body stress and pain. They have an anti-insulin effect. By how much, that's beyond me.

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Postby khenwood » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:16 pm

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Postby mcar » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:37 pm

MI is irreversible. myocardial cells lacks oxygen for so long, and eventually dies--
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