Arterial pulse pressure and postoperative morbidity in high-risk surgical patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Systemic arterial pulse pressure (systolic minus diastolic pressure) ≤53 mm Hg in patients with cardiac failure is correlated with reduced stroke volume and is independently associated with accelerated morbidity and mortality. Given that deconditioned surgical and heart failure patients share similar cardiopulmonary physiology, we examined… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2017.11.009

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