Upper GI bleeding common after acute MI, linked to poor prognosis

In patients with acute MI, upper gastrointestinal bleeding occurred in 1.5% within 1 year and was associated with poor outcomes, researchers reported at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.The researchers also employed logistic regression and machine learning models to predict which patients were at highest risk for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The study was simultaneously published in European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.Upper GI bleeding “is of special interest because it can be prevented by available prophylaxis,” Philip Sarajlic, MD, researchRead More

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