Original Article

Myocardial Infarction During and Following Anesthesia and Operation

Authors: JOHN E. PLUMLEE, MD, ROBERT B. BOETTNER, MD

Abstract

Twenty-four instances of myocardial infarction related to anesthesia and/or surgical operation have been reviewed—an incidence of 0.13% of patients operated upon. Mortality rate in these cases was 83%. Antecedant disease was common in these patients. Unstable blood presure is a significant feature during anesthesia in those in whom infarction occurred.

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