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Acute myocardial infarction after noncardiac surgery.
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PMID:  23138671     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Over 230 million surgeries are performed annually worldwide, cardiac complications being the most common causes of postoperative morbidity and mortality. As life expectancy has extended worldwide, a growing number of patients with multiple comorbidities have undergone noncardiac surgeries. Consequently, cardiovascular complications associated with those procedures are expected to increase, and perioperative acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might become a frequent problem. In Brazil, the number of noncardiac surgical procedures has also increased, and approximately three million surgeries are performed annually. Despite advances in surgical and anesthetic techniques, mortality and costs related to those procedures have also increased, thus, requiring the development of strategies to reduce mortality4. The occurrence of perioperative AMI prolongs the need for intensive care and the hospital length of stay, increases the cost of hospitalization, and reduces long-term survival. This literature review approaches the pathophysiology, incidence, diagnosis and treatment of perioperative AMI based on current evidence.
Danielle Menosi Gualandro; Daniela Calderaro; Pai Ching Yu; Bruno Caramelli
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-09
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Title:  Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-4170     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq. Bras. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0421031     Medline TA:  Arq Bras Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Instituto do Coração, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Vernacular Title:
Infarto agudo do miocárdio após operações não cardíacas.
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