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Atherectomy Risks for Diabetic Patients

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Presentation: Atherectomy
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Diabetic patients who undergo angioplasty have a higher risk of stroke, heart attack and death. There is a higher incidence of re-closure of blood vessels after angioplasty and stenting. Diabetics have a one-third higher closure rate of the expanded coronary artery in the weeks and months following angioplasty.
Abrupt closure of the blood vessel is also more common if you have diabetes.

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