Bypass surgery may be safer than angioplasty for many diabetes patients

Guffey, Laurie
November 1995
Clinical Diabetes;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p108
Academic Journal
Suggests bypass surgery as a safer alternative to angioplasty for diabetic people with coronary heart disease. Alert issued by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to American physicians on the merit of bypass surgery based on findings from the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation.


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