Harvard Health Letter

Bypass better than stenting for diabetics?

For people who have both diabetes and several blocked heart arteries, bypass surgery (rerouting blood flow around a clogged artery) may have a better result than stenting (widening the heart artery by inserting a tube called a stent near the blockage). It appears that bypass surgery results in fewer heart attacks and deaths than stenting. Bypass surgery may also reduce the likelihood of return trips to the hospital to fix new blockages.
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