Diabetes mellitus as a predictor for radial artery vasoreactivity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

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OBJECTIVES Our purpose was to examine the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on vasoreactivity and endothelial function of radial artery (RA) grafts ex vivo. BACKGROUND The arteriopathy associated with DM may influence the surgeon's choice of conduits for revascularization. Arterial conduits and especially the RA are prone to vasospasm in the perioperative… (More)

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@article{Choudhary2007DiabetesMA, title={Diabetes mellitus as a predictor for radial artery vasoreactivity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.}, author={Bikram P Choudhary and Charalambos Antoniades and Alison Frances Brading and Antony Galione and Keith M. Channon and David P. Taggart}, journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology}, year={2007}, volume={50 11}, pages={1047-53} }