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Risk of major adverse cardiac events following noncardiac surgery in patients with coronary stents

by jmiller on December 12, 2013

This article (Jama, Oct 7) concludes “among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery within 2 years of coronary stent placement, major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were associated with emergency surgery and advanced cardiac disease but not stent type and or timing of surgery beyond 6 months after stent implementation.  Guideline emphasis on stent type and surgical timing for for drug eluting stents and bare metal stents. should be reevaluated.  (click here for full-text)

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