Show Summary Details
Page of

General Internal Medicine: Preoperative Evaluationa 

General Internal Medicine: Preoperative Evaluationa
Chapter:
General Internal Medicine: Preoperative Evaluationa
Author(s):

Karen F. Mauck

and Margaret Beliveau

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199948949.003.0053
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 September 2020

More than 33 million US residents (about 10% of the US population) undergo surgery annually. This number is projected to increase substantially by 2020. Internists commonly evaluate the fitness of patients for surgery and help manage their comorbidities in the perioperative period. This chapter has five goals: use the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines to estimate cardiac risk, choose the appropriate noninvasive test to further stratify cardiac risk, and recommend risk reduction strategies; understand perioperative management of antiplatelet agents in patients with coronary stents; identify the perioperative risk of pulmonary complications and recommend risk reduction strategies; use appropriate deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in the surgical patient according to risk; and recommend appropriate preoperative testing.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.