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French team warns against angioplasty in diabetics

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The use of balloon angioplasty alone as a treatment for blocked coronary arteries should be abandoned in diabetic patients. This is the suggestion of a French team that found that patients with the disease are at higher risk of suffering from restenosis than non-diabetics, especially complete restenosis, which they say is a strong predictor of mortality.

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