Optimal approaches to diabetic patients with multivessel disease.

Trends in cardiovascular medicine

PubMedID: 26398271

Razzouk L, Farkouh ME. Optimal approaches to diabetic patients with multivessel disease. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2015;25(7):625-31.
The pathophysiology of diabetes and systemic insulin resistance contributes to the nature of diffuse atherosclerosis and a high prevalence of multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) in diabetic patients. The optimal approach to this patient population remains a subject of an ongoing discussion. In this review, we give an overview of the unique pathophysiology of CAD in patients with diabetes, summarize the current state of therapies available, and compare modalities of revascularization that have been investigated in recent clinical trials. We conclude by highlighting the importance of a comprehensive heart team approach to every patient while accommodating both patient preference and quality-of-life decisions.