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Are the results of bypass surgery different for diabetics?

Are the results of bypass surgery different for diabetics?

In this video, Dr. OP. Yadava, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, Talks about the results of Bypass Surgery in diabetics. The results are seen in both short term as well long term. In short term, it is seen that diabetes is a systemic disease and even atherosclerosis. Cholesterol gets deposited in the arteries of the heart, also in the arteries of the brain, kidneys or the other vasculature. Thus, in these patients, there is multisystem involvement with increased chances of renal failure, CVA or wound infections in diabetes. These patients spend longer time in the hospital with high mortality and morbidity. Dr. Yadava will also talk about long term results in terms of survival and drug patency rates are lower in diabetics as compared to non-diabetics. In such patients, an aggressive treatment is required for glycemic control.