The management and mortality of patients undergoing hip fracture surgery following recent acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Thiagarajah2011TheMA,
  title={The management and mortality of patients undergoing hip fracture surgery following recent acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={S. Thiagarajah and Alice Fenton and Ziali K A Sivardeen and David Stanley},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={626-31}
}
Having major elective surgery within 6 months of an Acute Myocardial Infarction carries an increased risk of re-infarction and death. However delaying surgery in patients with proximal femoral neck fractures would most likely lead to complications secondary to prolonged immobilisation and also provide difficulties with regards to nursing care. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the mortality of hip fracture patients with a recent myocardial infarction that have undergone surgery… CONTINUE READING

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