Myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident following non-cardiac surgery: differences in postoperative temporal distribution and risk factors.

@article{Kikura2008MyocardialIA,
  title={Myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident following non-cardiac surgery: differences in postoperative temporal distribution and risk factors.},
  author={Mutsuhito Kikura and Futoshi Oikawa and Koji Yamamoto and Tomotada Iwamoto and Kenichi A Tanaka and Shunsuke Sato and Giora Landesberg},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={742-8}
}
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction and stroke after non-cardiac surgery are two ominous cardiovascular complications believed to share similar pathophysiological processes. However, the differences in the temporal distribution between them have not been adequately investigated in a large cohort of patients. METHODS AND RESULTS The preoperative clinical features and daily occurrence of myocardial infarction and stroke were routinely recorded in 36 634 consecutive patients following elective non… CONTINUE READING
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