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Preoperative cardiovascular assessment in noncardiac surgery: an update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19359992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac complications are a major cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality. These are caused by either myocardial ischaemia or acute coronary thrombosis. The preoperative assessment aims to collect information on the extent and the stability of the cardiovascular disease in order to predict the patient's risk for developing perioperative cardiac complications. This assessment allows measures to be taken that aim to reduce such risks. The present review summarizes the current state of knowledge on the preoperative assessment of the cardiac patient scheduled for noncardiac surgery.
Stefan G De Hert
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of anaesthesiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1365-2346     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411711     Medline TA:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Protocols
Emergency Treatment
Exercise Test
Guidelines as Topic / standards
Heart Diseases* / diagnosis,  therapy
Intraoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  therapy
Myocardial Revascularization
Preoperative Care / methods*
Risk Assessment
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Surgical Procedures, Operative* / adverse effects

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