Major bleeding raises post-PCI death risk, research finds

03/13/2013 | HealthDay News

Patients who had significant bleeding following percutaneous coronary intervention had a 12% greater risk of in-hospital mortality than those without bleeding, a study indicated. Bleeding is also associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack and blood transfusion, as well as longer hospitalization, rehospitalization and greater hospital expenditures, researchers note. The findings were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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