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Cardiovascular Event Risk After Noncardiac Surgery

Andrew N. Rassi, MD1; Robert W. Yeh, MD, MSc1
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1Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
JAMA. 2014;311(5):525. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285279.
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To the Editor Dr Hawn and colleagues1 evaluated the risk of undergoing noncardiac surgery following coronary stent placement. The analysis, which examines the outcomes of 28 029 veterans undergoing noncardiac surgery within 24 months of coronary stent implantation, found that emergency surgery and severity of cardiac disease were the principal factors associated with postoperative major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE).

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October 9, 2013
Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH; Laura A. Graham, MPH; Joshua S. Richman, MD, PhD; Kamal M. F. Itani, MD; William G. Henderson, PhD; Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc
1Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions (C-SMART), Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama2Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
1Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions (C-SMART), Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama
3Department of Surgery, VA Boston Health Care System, Boston University and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
4University of Colorado Health Outcomes Program and Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora
5VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver6University of Colorado, Denver
JAMA. 2013;310(14):1462-1472. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278787.
February 5, 2014
Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH; Joshua S. Richman, MD, PhD; Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc
1Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham
2University of Colorado, Denver
JAMA. 2014;311(5):525-526. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285282.
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