Study questions strict control after heart surgery

It’s unnecessary to keep patients on strict glycaemic control after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), according to US research.

The 189-patient study found no differences in cumulative survival between strict (90-120mg/dL) and liberal (121-180 mg/dL) glycaemic control strategies after a mean follow-up of 40 months post-surgery.

Health-related quality of life significantly improved in all patients from baseline to six months after surgery, irrespective of glycaemic control strategy.  

The findings follow recent