Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Preoperative cardiac evaluation and management of patients undergoing elective non cardiac surgery. MJA 199 (10) , 18 November 2013.

Perioperative cardiac complications occur commonly in patients having non-cardiac surgery, resulting in 30-day mortality rates between 15-20%. It has been found that some adverse events are a result of inadequate or incorrect preoperative assessment. This article looks at some of the evidence surrounding the preoperative evaluation and management of cardiac risk in patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery.

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