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

Sutaria, Nilesh; Mayet, Jamil
December 2007
Heart;Dec2007, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p1497
Academic Journal
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.


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