Improved survival after coronary artery bypass grafting has not influenced the mortality disadvantage in patients with diabetes mellitus.

@article{Alserius2009ImprovedSA,
  title={Improved survival after coronary artery bypass grafting has not influenced the mortality disadvantage in patients with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Thomas Alserius and Niklas Hammar and Tobias Nordqvist and Torbj{\"o}rn Ivert},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={138 5},
  pages={1115-22}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with and without diabetes mellitus undergoing operations during different time periods. METHODS We performed analyses of 12,415 primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting operations performed during 1970-2003, with follow-up of 5-year mortality up to December 2006. RESULTS The prevalence of diabetes mellitus continuously increased up to 25% among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass… CONTINUE READING
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