Gastrointestinal bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention: Not just a short-term complication but a long-term marker of mortality risk

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The incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding after percutaneous coronary interventional has remained stable recently although those undergoing treatment for ST-elevation myocardial infarction appear to be doing better. Short-term prognosis is worsened after a GI bleed and this adverse outcome persists out to at least 1 year. Poor outcomes late after a GI bleed suggest persistence patient factors that require further study to understand who is at risk, whether short-term measures can prevent bleeding, and whether interventions after bleeding can improve long-term outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E146-E147
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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