Incidence and Timing of Myocardial Infarction After Total Joint Arthroplasty Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Retrospective review of 3471 patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty (TJA) (1479 hips, 1992 knees) to determine the incidence and timing of inhospital myocardial infarction (MI) after TJA. Sixty-three patients (1.8%; 95% CI, 1.4%-2.4%) suffered a perioperative MI occurring at a mean of 3 days post surgery. In multivariate analysis, increased age, body mass index, bilateral TJA, diabetes, and American Society of Anesthesiologists rating 3 were associated with perioperative MI. Our data cautions against hospital discharge within 3 days of surgery.

publication date

  • September 2006