Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2012 • VOLUME 18 • №1

Management of coronary artery disease in diabetic patients with lower limb critical ischaemia: assessment of operational risk, drug therapy and indications for interventions

Dedov I.I., Kalashnikov V.Yu., Terekhin S.A., Melkozerov К.V.

Interventional Cardiology Department State Federal Facility Endocrinological Scientific Centre under the Russian Federation Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Moscow, Russia

Despite obvious progress in management of diabetes mellitus, the DM-related complications rate remains inadmissibly high. Macroangiopathy is known to rank first amongst complications of diabetes mellitus, and coronary artery disease remains to be the major cause of death. Analysed herein are peculiarities of the clinical course in diabetic patients presenting with coronary artery disease and lower limb critical ischaemia, followed by discussing the issues concerning drug therapy, preoperative examination, and methods of diagnosis in this cohort of patients prior to vascular operations, assessment of the preoperative risk, indications for coronarography and myocardial revascularization. Also presented are the results of the main clinical trials dedicated to preoperative myocardial revascularization, including those in diabetic patients with limb critical ischaemia, and finally highlighting current importance of optimizing approaches to managing and working out algorithms of treatment policy for diabetic patients with a combination of coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, and critical limb ischaemia.

KEY WORDS: diabetes mellitus, limb critical ischaemia, coronary artery disease, coronary angiography, myocardial revascularization.

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