Hyperglycemia-Induced Angina Pectoris in a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus

Alex Lickerman, Maleah Grover-Mckay, Kevin C. Dellsperger

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A patient with diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease presented with recurring episodes of worsening angina not associated with angiographic changes. Correlation with blood sugars demonstrated that angina would occur during episodes of hyperglycemia. During cardiac catheterization, coronary vascular responses including coronary flow reserve and responses to atrial pacing were measured with a Doppler flow wire before and following a glucose challenge. Coronary micro vascular responses were impaired by hyperglycemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-737
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Coronary flow reserve
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hyperglycemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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