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Assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease prior to non-cardiac surgery 

Assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease prior to non-cardiac surgery
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Assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease prior to non-cardiac surgery
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Ali Khavandi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199654901.003.0019
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date: 21 October 2020

Chapter 19 covers assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease prior to non-cardiac surgery, including why assessment is important, myocardial ischaemia occuring in the perioperative period, what happens during surgery, if the risks can be assessed, how patient factors affect cardiac risk assessment, preoperative testing, how surgical factors affect cardiac risk stratification, which pharmacological therapies are validated, revascularization, and specific cardiovascular conditions.

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