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Myocardial Revascularization Strategies in Diabetic Patients with Multi-Vessel Disease: CABG vs DES-Based PCI

[ Vol. 20 , Issue. 28 ]


George Kassimis, Niket Patel and Adrian P. Banning   Pages 4589 - 4596 ( 8 )


Randomized trials comparing multi-vessel percutaneous coronary intervention to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have demonstrated the long-term superiority of CABG in diabetic patients. Benefits include improved survival, fewer recurrent myocardial infarctions and a lower risk of the need for repeat intervention. The focus of this review article is to review the contemporary management of diabetic patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease.


Percutaneous coronary intervention, Drug eluting stents, Coronary artery bypass grafting, Diabetes mellitus, Coronary artery disease, Revascularization, Survival.


, , Oxford Heart Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK.

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