Sunday, December 21, 2014

Safety of endoscopy soon after acute MI

Here is a report of a series of patients form the University of Missouri:

Eighty-seven patients underwent EGD within 30 days of having an MI. No major complications were observed. Minor complications occurred in 27 of 87 patients (31.0%), including mild hypotension, mild bradycardia, or increased chest pain...

Conclusions: EGD appears relatively safe for the diagnosis and management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with acute MI.

The mean time post MI to endoscopy was 5.2 days.

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