Perioperative myocardial infarction in peripheral vascular surgery

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.750 (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:750

Various components of care will influence myocardial function

  1. M D D Bell, Consultant in intensive care
  1. Pinderfields Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield WF1 4DG

    EDITOR,—N Mamode and colleagues report the number of cases of myocardial infarction after vascular surgery in their unit but do not seem to have looked critically at the components of care that influence myocardial function in this context.1 Most patients with arterial disease will have coronary artery disease and a degree of left ventricular dysfunction due to ischaemia and …

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