This study was conducted to compare the clinical outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in diabetics versus non diabetics.
Patients and Methods: The study involved fifty three patients, thirty diabetic patients and twenty three non diabetic patients as a control group. All patients were subjected to thorough history taking, physical examination, electrocardiography, routine laboratory work up and echocardiography pre-catheterization .Sixty-four stents were inserted, thirty-eight of them in diabetic patients and twenty six in the non -diabetic patients. AU patients had coronary arigtography pre, immediately post stenting and atfoUow-up within 6 months arid The diameter of the vessel was calculated before, immediately post and at follow up angiography. Also the time of inflation and the maximum pressure, stent diameter, type, and length of stents were recorded.
Results: Statistical analysis of the results of this study showed a sign flcantly higher incidence of stent restenosis among diabetic group compared to non diabetic group. 14 patients in the diabetic group had stent restenosis versus 6 patients in non diabetic group (P