Preliminary Communications

Insulin Secretion in Cardiogenic Shock

Br Med J 1969; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5655.490 (Published 24 May 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:490
  1. J. R. W. Dykes,
  2. C. Saxton,
  3. S. H. Taylor

    Abstract

    A nearly complete suppression of insulin secretion was observed in four patients in circulatory shock following acute myocardial infarction. This may be due to intense sympathetic activity and raised catecholamine excretion associated with shock.

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