MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The risk of death was reduced by a third in patients with diabetes who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery, compared with percutaneous coronary intervention with stents, according to new study results.
Researchers examined data from 4 clinical trials comparing CABG with PCI using bare-metal stents in diabetics with multi-vessel heart disease and another 4 trials that compared CABG with drug-eluting stent PCIs.
Of the 7,468 patients in the studies, some 3,612 had diabetes, according to heartwire. Among those patients, the CABG cohort showed a 33% reduction in all-cause mortality after 5 years.
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