Revascularisation of coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus

Cook, S; Windecker, S (2009). Revascularisation of coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus. Swiss medical weekly, 139(45-46), pp. 654-64. Muttenz: EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

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Diabetes mellitus is becoming increasingly prevalent and magnifies the risk of cardiovascular complications. Endothelial dysfunction caused by oxidative stress is a hallmark of diabetes and is responsible for the ubiquitous manifestations of vascular disease in diabetics. Compared with non-diabetic patients, coronary artery disease is more severe and the clinical outcome impaired in diabetic patients undergoing revascularisation. Despite these limitations the benefit of revascularisation therapy is particularly pronounced in diabetics. The optimal revascularisation strategy (coronary artery bypass graft surgery versus percutaneous coronary intervention) in diabetic patients with coronary artery disease depends on clinical and anatomical considerations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Cook, Stéphane and Windecker, Stephan

ISSN:

1424-7860

ISBN:

19950032

Publisher:

EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:09

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:22

PubMed ID:

19950032

Web of Science ID:

000272116900003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/30218 (FactScience: 191474)

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