Impact of diabetes on mortality and complications after coronary artery by-pass graft operation in patients with left main coronary artery disease.

@article{ZalewskaAdamiec2014ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of diabetes on mortality and complications after coronary artery by-pass graft operation in patients with left main coronary artery disease.},
  author={Malgorzata Zalewska-Adamiec and Hanna Bach{\'o}rzewska-Gajewska and Jolanta Malyszko and Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk and Konrad S. Nowak and Tomasz Hirnle and Sławomir Dobrzycki},
  journal={Advances in medical sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={
          250-5
        }
}
PURPOSE Left main disease (LMD) is a severe form of coronary artery disease (CAD). Fifty percent of patients with LMD treated conservatively die within 3-5 years of diagnosis. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of type 2 diabetes on early and late (2-year) prognosis and the risk of complications after coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) surgery in patients with LMD. MATERIAL/METHODS We enrolled 257 patients diagnosed with LMD. 169 (67%) underwent CABG, 19 (8%) percutaneous… CONTINUE READING
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