Background: This study was intended to evaluate clinical outcomes in diabetic patients who underwent triple vessel
angioplasty for treatment of triple vessel coronary artery disease. Methods: This was an observational, single centred
study, which included a total of 27 diabetic patients who underwent triple vessel angioplasty at a tertiary care hospital
from May 2010 to July 2012. The study describes the clinical profile of the patients and a moderate term clinical follow-up
to reassess the symptoms, functional status and left ventricular function by history, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram,
and treadmill test. Mortality and morbidity were considered as end-points of the study. Results: Of 27 patients, 18 were
males, and 55.6% were hypertensive. 70.4% of patients had normal left ventricular function. Total number lesions were
97 and the total stents implanted were 85. Event-free survival rate was 92.6% at a mean follow-up of 20.3 months.
Overall 100% continued success was obtained with triple vessel angioplasty. Conclusion: Triple vessel angioplasty can
be applied as favourable therapy as an alternative to surgical revascularization in selected diabetic patients. However,
larger studies with long-term follow-up would warrant the effectiveness of triple vessel angioplasty in such patients.
Angioplasty, Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, Multivessel Disease, Stents.