Association between cardiac and noncardiac complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: outcomes and effects on length of stay.

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PURPOSE To determine the relation between cardiac and noncardiac complications and their effects on length of stay in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS We collected detailed information from the history, physical examination, and preoperative tests of 3970 patients aged > or =50 years who were undergoing major noncardiac procedures. Serial… (More)

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