Anaesthesia and the cardiac patient: the patient versus the procedure.

@article{Froehlich2002AnaesthesiaAT,
  title={Anaesthesia and the cardiac patient: the patient versus the procedure.},
  author={James B. Froehlich and Kim Allan Eagle},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={91-6}
}
For patients undergoing elective surgery, the most common cause of significant morbidity and mortality is occurrence of complications related to cardiac disease. It is estimated that approximately one million patients undergoing surgery each year in the USA suffer a perioperative myocardial infarction. This is particularly true for those with previous coronary disease and those facing higher risk surgery. Because of this fact, a great deal of research has focused on assessing cardiac risk… CONTINUE READING