Monday, 14 March 2016

Cardiac complications in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery. NEJM Dec 2015.

Perioperative deaths are common. If perioperative death were considered as a separate category, it would rank as the third leading cause of death in the US. Major perioperative cardiac complications are important because they account for at least one third of perioperative deaths. This detailed review article discusses the current evidence for preoperative coronary revascularization, noninvasive cardiac testing, preoperative use of aspirin and clonidine, and post operative monitoring of haemodynamics and troponin.  

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