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Risk assessment in patients with heart valve disease facing non-cardiac surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19476105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac-related perioperative complications are well-known in general practice. The role of echocardiography in preoperative risk assessment before non-cardiac surgery remains unclear though. In this article we discuss recently published guidelines, articles and opinions in the domain of preoperative risk assessment of patients with valvular heart disease undergoing non-cardiac surgery. We created a risk stratification model that can be used in daily practice. This model may increase our awareness of the risks associated with heart valve disease in the perioperative period.
Michael Hulselmans; Erik Vandermeulen; Marie-Christine Herregods
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-29     Completed Date:  2009-06-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Valve Diseases / epidemiology*,  ultrasonography
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Preoperative Care / methods*
Risk Assessment / methods*
Risk Factors
Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods*

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