CCI study: 90 days between stenting and noncardiac surgery may be sufficient

08/18/2014 |

New research suggests implantation of drug-eluting stents ahead of noncardiac surgery is not associated with greater risk of adverse outcomes than bare-metal stents; however, patients do better if they wait more than 90 days between stenting and surgery. The findings, reported in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, suggest a 90-day waiting period between PCI and surgery may be adequate. Guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology call for waiting a year or more before surgery.

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