Long-term follow-up of angioplasty in diabetes mellitus

Y. Rozenman, D. Sapoznikov, M. S. Gotsman, R. E. Stewart

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We compared 55 treated diabetic and 193 non-diabetic patients to evaluate the angiographic outcome of balloon angioplasty. We found an increase in the rate of appearance of new narrowings in diabetic patients (p < .004). Diabetes mellitus and the performance of angioplasty in the artery had an additive risk for the development of new narrowings. We conclude that diabetic patients have a high risk for development of new narrowings in the angioplasty artery. This finding may explain the poor outcome of diabetics who undergo multivessel angioplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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