Proportion of Patients With Diabetes Undergoing CABG Spikes 5-Fold Over 4 Decades (image) American Association for Thoracic Surgery Share Print E-Mail Caption Four-decade trend in prevalence of diabetes among patients undergoing primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. Each circle represents a yearly percentage, and the solid line is the locally estimated scatterplot smoother (loess) estimate ('Coronary artery bypass grafting in diabetics: A growing health care cost crisis' by Sajjad Raza et al). Credit Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.