Author's reply

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7005.628c (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:628
  1. N Mamode
  1. Registrar Department of Vascular Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER

    EDITOR,--My colleagues and I are grateful to D P Dob and S Yentis for drawing our attention to a British study on perioperative myocardial infarction, published in a Canadian journal. The small number of patients (50) and exceptionally high incidence of perioperative infarctions (44%) do not, however, permit the fundamental questions concerning perioperative cardiac morbidity to be addressed--namely, is the incidence of perioperative myocardial infarction among selected patients in Britain significant, and is the occurrence of an event in an individual patient …

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