Risk of cardiovascular complications during non-cardiac surgery and preoperative cardiac evaluation

Gloria Santangelo, Andrea Faggiano, Filippo Toriello, Stefano Carugo, Giuseppe Natalini, Francesca Bursi, Pompilio Faggiano

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Abstract

The preoperative evaluation of candidates to non-cardiac surgery requires a knowledge of factors related both to the type of surgery and to the risk of each patient, in order to predict the potential cardiovascular complications. Over the past several decades, the field of preoperative cardiac evaluation before non-cardiac surgery has evolved substantially on the basis of the current guidelines of international medical societies. The aim of this paper is to summarize available evidence on the risk of non-cardiac surgery, focusing on appropriate cardiovascular assessment prior to surgery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Major cardiac complications
  • Non-cardiac surgery
  • Preoperative evaluation
  • Referral and consultation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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