Cardiac risk of noncardiac surgery after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents.

@article{Rabbitts2008CardiacRO,
  title={Cardiac risk of noncardiac surgery after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents.},
  author={Jennifer Anne Rabbitts and Gregory A. Nuttall and Michael J. Brown and Andrew Hanson and William C. Oliver and David R. Holmes and Charanjit S. Rihal},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={596-604}
}
BACKGROUND The American College of Cardiology released a scientific advisory that included a recommendation to delay elective of noncardiac surgery (NCS) for 1 yr after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a drug-eluting stent (DES). METHODS This single-center, retrospective study examined the risk for complications of NCS performed within 2 yr after DES placement and examined whether this risk changed based on the time between procedures. The primary endpoint was major adverse… CONTINUE READING