Diabetic patients undergoing heart bypass have more complications.

On the operating table

This systematic review looked at how diabetes affects the outcomes of coronary artery bypass.  A higher risk of complications should influence clinical thinking about perioperative and postoperative management. Clinical question: In patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, is diabetes associated with a higher risk of complications? The review also looked for evidence on resource use, [read the full story…]

Diabetic patients did not benefit from everolimus-eluding stents

A stent

Clinical question: In people with diabetes undergoing angioplasty or percutaneous coronary intervention, do everolimus-eluding stents compared with Paclitaxel-eluding stents, reduce mortality, MI, thrombosis or revascularisation? Stents used to help maintain the structural integrity of coronary arteries can also deliver drugs such as everolimus to prevent rejection or Paclitaxel to prevent blockages building up again.  There [read the full story…]