Early postoperative outcome and medium-term survival in 540 diabetic and 2239 nondiabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Hkanson2002EarlyPO,
  title={Early postoperative outcome and medium-term survival in 540 diabetic and 2239 nondiabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Erik H{\aa}kanson and Rolf Svedjeholm},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={
          712-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND An increasing proportion of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are diabetics. Patient characteristics, early postoperative outcome, and midterm survival in diabetic patients after CABG were investigated. METHODS A total of 2779 consecutive patients undergoing isolated CABG during 1995 to 1999 were studied, 19.4% of whom had diabetes mellitus. Demographic and peri-procedural data were registered prospectively in a computerized institutional database… CONTINUE READING
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