Revascularization strategies in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Sharon S. Choi, Roxana Mehran

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This review aims to describe new developments in coronary revascularization strategies for patients with pre-existing Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Recommended strategies for revascularization have been an active area of study with recent important developments. In patients with Type 2 DM and multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is the preferred method for revascularization. Patients with DM are at increased risk for diffuse cardiovascular disease due to the proinflammatory, prothrombotic effects of chronic hyperglycemia. In patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, drug-eluting stents and more potent antiplatelet agents especially in those presenting with acute coronary syndromes should be employed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1337-1347
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2013


  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • Coronary revascularization
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Stable coronary disease


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