Impact of extracardiac vascular disease on acute prognosis in patients who undergo percutaneous coronary interventions (data from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium [BMC2])

Am J Cardiol. 2003 Oct 15;92(8):972-4. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(03)00981-0.


Extracardiac vascular disease is associated with an increased risk of in-hospital mortality and other complications after coronary interventions, independent from other co-morbidities and baseline characteristics. The underlying cause of this significant association is unclear, but it warrants further investigation in an attempt to improve outcome in this high-risk cohort.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • Blood Transfusion / statistics & numerical data
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Michigan
  • Middle Aged
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Myocardial Infarction / complications
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases / complications*
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases / mortality*
  • Prognosis
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke / etiology