Heart attack risk after stone procedure linked to metabolic syndrome
The incidence of postoperative myocardial infarction (MI) increased from 0.6% of patients with no MetS conditions, 1.0% of those with 1-2 MetS conditions, and 1.8% of those with 3-4 MetS conditions.
On multivariate analysis, patients with 3-4 MetS conditions had significant 2.2-fold increased odds of postoperative MI compared with those who had no MetS conditions. The odds of MI were not significantly increased among patients with 1-2 MetS conditions.
Johans CE, Bajic P, Kirshenbaum E, et al. Metabolic syndrome increases risk of postoperative myocardial infarction following percutaneous nephrolithotomy. J Endourol. 2018; published online ahead of print.