ACC/AHA guidelines for preoperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery: A critical point of view

Michal Barak, Ron Ben-Abraham, Yeshayahu Katz

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Abstract

This review examines the issue of preoperative cardiac evaluation from a critical point of view, based on recent medical literature. We reviewed the history of that field and focused on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines, which are a corner-stone in the field of cardiac patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. These guidelines synthesized the data into a comprehensive format and established the concept of integrating the patient's risk with the surgical risk. Nevertheless, there are some weaknesses in the guidelines. We believe that a better understanding of the guideline limitations will allow an improved and more educated practice of its recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006

Keywords

  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiac morbidity
  • Guidelines
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Perioperative risk

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