Safety and clinical efficacy of flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy for gastrointestinal bleeding after myocardial infarction. A six-year study of 18 consecutive lower endoscopies at two university teaching hospitals.

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The risks versus benefits of flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy performed within three weeks of myocardial infarction were studied in nine consecutive patients who underwent sigmoidoscopy and in nine consecutive patients who underwent colonoscopy at two university hospitals. Indications for sigmoidoscopy were red blood per rectum in seven and occult… (More)

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