Prof. Lindsay E Nicolle Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for these updated guidelines? What are the main recommendations?
Response: The guideline updates the guideline previously published in 2005. There is some new information published in the interim, but the recommendations from the earlier guideline have not changed.
In addition, some populations not included in the 2005 guideline are addressed in the update. These include children, transplant recipients, and patients undergoing elective surgery with prosthesis implantation.
Allan Garland, MD, MA
Professor of Medicine & Community
Co-Head, Section of Critical Care Medicine
University of Manitoba
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Heart attacks, strokes and cardiac arrest are common acute health events. Most studies of serious acute health events look at outcomes such as death and how long is spent in the hospital. But for working age people, the ability to work and earn income are very important outcomes that have rarely been studied.
We set out to carefully measure, across Canada, how much heart attacks, strokes and cardiac arrests affect the ability of working age people to work and earn.