Study: Bypass Surgery Numbers Soaring for Diabetes Patients

Cleveland Clinic research suggests that greater attention needs to be paid to heart disease prevention efforts for those with diabetes.

The proportion of diabetes patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) jumped from 7 percent to 37 percent between 1970 and 2010, according to a Cleveland Clinic study. The re-search, published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, also noted that patients with diabetes had much worse outcomes after CABG than heart patients without […]


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