Association of Time to Surgery After COVID-19 Infection With Risk of Postoperative Cardiovascular Morbidity

JAMA Network Open


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About The Study: In this study of nearly 4,000 patients, increasing time from COVID-19 diagnosis to surgery was associated in a time-dependent fashion with a decreasing rate of a composite outcome of major cardiovascular events. This information should be used to better inform risk-benefit discussions concerning optimal surgical timing and perioperative outcomes for patients with a history of COVID-19 infection. 

Authors: Robert E. Freundlich, M.D., M.S.C.I., of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, is the corresponding author. 



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