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Are heart attacks more common after a surgical operation?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Yes

Various risk factors may work together to increase the risk of a heart attack after surgery.
One important factor to consider is the stress related to surgery. Most progressive centers will treat patients with beta blockers following surgery to decrease the body's response to surgery. Optimal management will also the risk of a peri-operative mi.

In brief: Yes

Various risk factors may work together to increase the risk of a heart attack after surgery.
One important factor to consider is the stress related to surgery. Most progressive centers will treat patients with beta blockers following surgery to decrease the body's response to surgery. Optimal management will also the risk of a peri-operative mi.
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