Cardiac medical therapy among patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

@article{Kurzencwyg2006CardiacMT,
  title={Cardiac medical therapy among patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.},
  author={David Kurzencwyg and Kristian B Filion and Louise Pilote and Patrice Nault and Robert W. Platt and Elham Rahme and Oren K. Steinmetz and Mark J. Eisenberg},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={569-76}
}
Open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is a common surgical procedure associated with high mortality rates. Our objective was to describe the use of in-hospital cardiac medical therapy among patients undergoing open AAA repair and to examine the effect of perioperative cardiac medical therapy on in-hospital mortality. We examined clinical data and in-hospital medication use among 223 patients who underwent open AAA repair at three North American hospitals, all of which used the Transition… CONTINUE READING

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