In this large retrospective cohort, the risk of vascular events (stroke or MI) was significantly higher in the 4 weeks following invasive dental procedures. This may have implications for anti-platelet agent use in the weeks following invasive dental procedures (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.