Study: Diabetes Not a Reason to Avoid Cardiac Bypass Surgery

Cleveland Clinic researchers found that while type 2 diabetes is a concern for heart surgery, it doesnt reduce the odds of good long-term outcomes.

As the number of people with diabetes continues to grow, the other health ramifications of this disease are still being discovered. A common complication of diabetes is damage to your blood vessels. High levels of glucose (sugar) in your bloodstream can contribute to atherosclerosis, a hardening and narrowing of the arteries.
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