Choosing Wisely:

Avoid cardiovascular stress testing for patients undergoing low-risk surgery.

Rationale and Comments: Preoperative stress testing does not alter therapy or decision making in patients facing low-risk surgery.
Sponsoring Organizations:
  • Society for Vascular Medicine
  • Sources:
  • ACC/AHA guidelines
  • Disciplines:
  • Surgical
  • Cardiovascular
  • References: • Fleisher LA, et al. ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;50:e159-241.

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