Surgical bleeding and calcium antagonists

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7001.388a (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:388
  1. Juna Ohman, Senior neurosurgeon
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, 00260 Helsinki, Finland

    Incidence of bleeding may be lower than suggested

    EDITOR,--In L E Wagenknecht and colleagues' prospective randomised placebo controlled study of nimodipine in patients undergoing cardiac valve surgery an interim analysis of 149 patients suggested that nimodipine was associated with bleeding complications leading to increased mortality.1 In two out of three patients treated with nimodipine who died because of blood …

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