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Curr Pharm Des. 2014;20(28):4589-96.

Myocardial revascularization strategies in diabetic patients with multi-vessel disease: CABG vs DES-based PCI.

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


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.

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