Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplastystenting versus coronary artery bypass grafting

The cost of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is slightly less than that of coronary artery bypass grafting, but this is offset by an increased requirement for further investigation and intervention. Survival data to 5 years is similar for both techniques in patients with two-vessel disease. Coronary artery bypass grafting is more advantageous In patients with diabetes or three-vessel disease,. The mortality for cardiogenic shock is 55 per cent, but recent evidence suggests that more aggressive support, investigation, and intervention (aortic balloon counterpulsation, angioplasty, or coronary artery bypass grafting) is associated with an improved outcome and lower mortality. If there is evidence to support the cause of cardiogenic shock being a single occlusion, such as a proximal left anterior descending occlusion, 'salvage' angioplasty should be considered where facilities permit.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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