Every year, 175,000 diabetics who have multiple blockages in their heart arteries elect to undergo either bypass surgery or angioplasty with stenting to relieve symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Most choose to have stents since the procedure is less invasive with a far shorter recuperation time, but bypass surgery turns out to be a much safer option, according to a study presented last week at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Los Angeles.
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