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Researchers have found that type 2 diabetes patients who are also living with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) have better outcomes if they receive a combination of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and optimal medical therapy. When combined, these two treatments led to improved rates of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death.
The researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver who completed this study, believe an ideal treatment method for people with type 2 diabetes and stable coronary artery disease, is a combination approach of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with optimal therapy. The next best option would be a stand alone optimal medical therapy program, but if positive results are not experienced, coronary angioplasty and medication may be a good alternative.
These findings were published in he Journal of the American College of Cardiology on August 30, 2016.