Ophthalmic procedures aren't a risk of acute myocardial infarction

Published On 2022-03-26 11:45 GMT   |   Update On 2022-03-26 11:45 GMT

Population-based nationwide study published in Annals of Internal Medicine was conducted in Norway and Sweden reported that the ambulatory ophthalmologic procedures do not pose any threat during or after procedures most common being acute myocardial infarction.Out of 806 patients with acute myocardial infarction included in this study, there was a lower likelihood of acute myocardial infarction in the week after an ophthalmologic procedure.


Furthermore, there was no evidence of increased risk for acute myocardial infarction when analyses were stratified by surgery subtype, anesthesia (local or general), duration, in vasiveness (low, intermediate, or high), patient's age (<65 years or ≥65 years), or comorbidity (none vs. any). Researchers concluded that ophthalmologic procedures done in an outpatient setting did not seem to be associated with an increased risk for acute myocardial infarction. 

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