TITLE

Preoperative screening for coronary disease: who needs it and how do you do it?

AUTHOR(S)
Sutaria, Nilesh; Mayet, Jamil
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Heart;Dec2007, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p1497
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the significance of preoperative screening for coronary disease. They consider preoperative myocardial infarction as a major cause of complications and death among patients under non-cardiac surgery. According to them, current guidelines provide a systematic approach on clinical risk assessment, guiding selective use of diagnostic tests and preventive interventions. They argue that preoperative screening should be regarded as an opportunity to study cardiac risk.
ACCESSION #
28025191

 

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