Heart bypass surgery outperforms stents in diabetics

In patients with multiple coronary blockages, those getting more invasive procedure fare better

By Nathan Seppa, 21:11 PM November 4, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Bypass surgery may be a better option for diabetic patients with clogged arteries than a less invasive procedure to prop open blocked vessels from the inside, an international team reports. The finding could change how doctors treat many diabetic cardiac patients.

Bypass surgery requires taking healthy vessels from another part of the body and patching them onto the heart to restore blood flow around a clogged coronary artery. The surgery requires a longer recovery time than i...

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