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Early bypass surgery increases risk of stroke

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:185
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Patients who have a coronary artery bypass graft soon after experiencing unstable angina or non-Q wave myocardial infarcts face a higher risk of stroke than those who forgo the surgery or delay it, says a new study (Circulation 2001;104:269-74).

    The study suggested that physicians should rethink the advisability of early aggressive surgical revascularisation after heart attacks. Dr Lisa Cronin and colleagues from McMaster University in Ontario, …

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