Upper Endoscopy in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Results of a Decision Analysis

@article{Yachimski2008UpperEI,
  title={Upper Endoscopy in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Results of a Decision Analysis},
  author={Patrick S. Yachimski and Chin Hur},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={54},
  pages={701-711}
}
Background The management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) can present a challenge. The utility of upper endoscopy (esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD) and endoscopic therapy must be weighed against safety considerations. Aim To assess the utility and safety of EGD in patients with UGIB and AMI. Methods Using decision analysis, patients with UGIB and AMI were assigned to one of two strategies: (1) EGD prior to cardiac catheterization… CONTINUE READING

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