Long-term clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions in patients with versus without diabetes mellitus.

@article{Claessen2011LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions in patients with versus without diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Bimmer E Claessen and George D Dangas and Carlos Merello Godino and Seung Whan Lee and Kotaro Obunai and Mauro Carlino and Jung Won Suh and Martin B. Leon and Carlo di Mario and Seung-Jung Park and Gregg Whitney Stone and Jeffrey W. Moses and Antonio Colombo and Roxana Mehran},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 7},
  pages={
          924-31
        }
}
There is a paucity of data on long-term outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in the high-risk group of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term clinical outcomes after PCI of CTOs in patients with and without DM. A total of 1,742 patients with known DM status underwent PCI of CTOs at 3 tertiary care centers in the United States, South Korea, and Italy from 1998 to 2007. Five-year clinical… CONTINUE READING
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