History Of Stroke May Increase Risk Of Adverse Surgical Complications, Even For Non-Cardiac Procedures

July 15, 2014 9:01 PM

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History Of Stroke May Increase Risk Of Adverse Surgical Complications, Even For Non-Cardiac Procedures

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have found that individuals with a history of stroke who undergo elective non-cardiac surgery are at a significantly increased risk of major adverse heart problems and even death. This risk is largely dependent on the amount of time between stroke and surgery.

Doctors have already known that compared to patients with less recent heart attacks or stent implantation, patients who have had these health complications more recently are at increased risk for heart problems, blood clots, and bleeding. This recent study presents concrete evidence that similar tim...

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