CABG better than PCI in diabetes patients on insulin, study finds

11/1/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Diabetes patients with multivessel disease who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery had lower rates of all-cause mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction or nonfatal stroke than those who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, according to a review presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting. Researchers also found that both insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent patients who had CABG showed lower rates of major adverse cardiovascular events at five years compared with the PCI arm. However, insulin-dependent patients had higher MACE rates than non-insulin-dependent patients, researchers added.

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