Influence of the Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Diabetic Clinical Alert on practice patterns: results from the National Cardiovascular Network Database.

@article{McGuire2003InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Diabetic Clinical Alert on practice patterns: results from the National Cardiovascular Network Database.},
  author={Darren K McGuire and Kevin J. Anstrom and Eric D. Peterson},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2003},
  volume={107 14},
  pages={1864-70}
}
BACKGROUND In 1995, the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI) found that patients with diabetes had a survival benefit when treated with surgical revascularization versus balloon angioplasty, prompting a National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) "Clinical Alert." The influence of the BARI findings and of the Clinical Alert on practice patterns is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS The practice patterns of coronary revascularization among patients with diabetes and… CONTINUE READING