Incidence of cardiovascular events after hospital admission for pneumonia.

  title={Incidence of cardiovascular events after hospital admission for pneumonia.},
  author={Theodore W Perry and Mary Jo Pugh and Grant W. Waterer and Brandy R Nakashima and Carlos J Orihuela and Laurel A Copeland and Marcos I Restrepo and Antonio Anzueto and Eric M Mortensen},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={124 3},
OBJECTIVE Several studies have suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events, primarily acute myocardial infarction, around the time of hospital admission for pneumonia. Therefore, we examined cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, unstable angina, stroke, and serious cardiac arrhythmias, within 90 days after hospitalization for pneumonia. METHODS By using data from the administrative databases of the Department of Veterans Affairs, we… CONTINUE READING