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Diabetes

17 November 2010

Adding Surgery to Meds May Help Diabetics With Heart Disease

The combo seems to reduce clogging of blood vessels better than drugs alone, study finds

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In that study, the U.S. government-funded BARI 2D, all participants took cholesterol-lowering medications and blood pressure drugs. They were then were randomized either to continue on drugs alone or to undergo a revascularization procedure -- either bypass surgery or angioplasty.

 

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