Myocardial ischemia and postoperative management


Tremendous morbidity remains associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) in surgical patients. Perioperative myocardial infarction is still often lethal and may compromise a patient’s functional status after surgery. Patients who suffer postoperative myocardial infarction may on average incur $10,000 $20,000 in additional hospital costs compared to… (More)