Perioperative Care

Mar 1, 2007 Issue
Preparation of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery [Article]

Approximately 20 to 40 percent of patients at high risk of cardiac-related morbidity develop myocardial ischemia perioperatively. The preferred approach to diagnostic evaluation depends on the interactions of patient-specific risk factors, surgery-specific risk factors, and exercise capacity. Stress...

Apr 15, 2004 Issue
Preoperative Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery [Point-of-Care Guides]

Guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) address the preoperative evaluation of patients for noncardiac surgery.

Nov 15, 2002 Issue
Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment [Article]

Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. An important subset of heart disease is perioperative myocardial infarction, which affects approximately 50,000 persons each year. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have coauthored a gui...

Oct 15, 2002 Issue
Preoperative Care of Patients with Kidney Disease [Article]

Patients with chronic kidney disease often require surgical interventions for vascular access and for medical problems related to comorbid conditions. Perioperative morbidity and mortality rates are increased in these patients. Preoperative attention to common medical problems that occur in patients...

Sep 15, 2002 Issue
Updated Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recently updated the 1996 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery.

Jul 15, 2000 Issue
Preoperative Evaluation [Article]

A history and physical examination, focusing on risk factors for cardiac, pulmonary and infectious complications, and a determination of a patient's functional capacity, are essential to any preoperative evaluation. In addition, the type of surgery influences the overall perioperative risk and the n...

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