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Internists frequently evaluate cardiac patients who are about to have noncardiac surgery. Glasser and his colleagues provide a monograph that summarizes the perioperative management of cardiac patients.
In the first of three sections, the authors skillfully review physiologic responses to surgery, the effects of anesthetics on myocardial function, and the use of cardiac medications for the surgical patient. These chapters are concisely written, focused on the perioperative patient, and provide useful information not easily obtained elsewhere.
The second section reviews the preoperative laboratory assessment. Chapters on the electrocardiogram, exercise testing, echocardiograms, noninvasive assessment of peripheral vascular disease, and pulmonary function
Noncardiac Surgery in the Cardiac Patient: Assessment and Management.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:580. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-4-580_1
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