Diabetes mellitus as a predictor for radial artery vasoreactivity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.
OBJECTIVES: Our purpose was to examine the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on vasoreactivity and endothelial function of radial artery (RA) grafts ex vivo. BACKGROUND: The arteriopathy associated with DM may influence the surgeon's choice of conduits for revascularization. Arterial conduits and especially the RA are prone to vasospasm in the perioperative period. METHODS: The study population consisted of 98 patients with coronary artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting by...Expand abstract
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