Early bypass surgery increases risk of strokeBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7306.185/a (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:185
- Deborah Josefson
- 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, …