PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINE, SURGERY, AND ANESTHESIA: Medical Management of the Surgical Patient

Hupp, James R.; Duddleston, David N.
June 2004
Peterson's Principles of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery;2004, Vol. 1, p17
Book Chapter
Chapter 2 of the book "Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery" is presented. It presents the common medical situations that can compromise the successful result of oral or maxillofacial surgery. It recommends the liberal use of medical consultations for all situations in which a surgeon has concerns for the medical well-being of a surgical patient. It emphasizes that preservation of cardiac health is an important element of any perioperative protocol.


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