Journal article

Surveillance and prevention of major perioperative ischemic cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a review

PJ Devereaux, L Goldman, S Yusuf, K Gilbert, K Leslie, GH Guyatt

CMAJ | CMA-CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2005

Abstract

This is the second of 2 articles evaluating cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Unrecognized myocardial infarctions (MIs) are common, and up to 50% of perioperative MIs may go unrecognized if physicians rely only on clinical signs or symptoms. In this article, we summarize the evidence regarding monitoring strategies for perioperative MI in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Perioperative troponin measurements and 12-lead electrocardiograms can detect clinically silent MIs and provide independent prognostic information. Currently, there are no standard diagnostic criteria for perioperative MIs in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. We propose diagnostic criteri..

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