David S. Bach, MD; Kim A. Eagle, MD
Bach DS, Eagle KA. Prediction of Perioperative Risk: The Glass May Be Three-Quarters Full. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:384-386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-133-5-200009050-00015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;133(5):384-386.
Patients who undergo noncardiac surgery may be at risk for adverse cardiovascular events in the perioperative period. Many studies have shown that readily accessible clinical markers can be used to identify high-risk patients. Such markers typically include factors that are specific to the patient as well as to the planned surgical procedure. When predicting cardiovascular risk, the consulting physician seeks to identify patients who have increased perioperative and long-term risk for adverse events. He or she then tries to decrease short-term and long-term risk by instituting appropriate therapy. Several algorithms have been developed to quantify risk, and although they differ, they also have much in common.
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