Systematic review: prediction of perioperative cardiac complications and mortality by the revised cardiac risk index.

@article{Ford2010SystematicRP,
  title={Systematic review: prediction of perioperative cardiac complications and mortality by the revised cardiac risk index.},
  author={Meredith K Ford and William Scott Beattie and Duminda N Wijeysundera},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={152 1},
  pages={26-35}
}
BACKGROUND The Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI) is widely used to predict perioperative cardiac complications. PURPOSE To evaluate the ability of the RCRI to predict cardiac complications and death after noncardiac surgery. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, EMBASE, and ISI Web of Science (1966 to 31 December 2008). STUDY SELECTION Cohort studies that reported the association of the RCRI with major cardiac complications (cardiac death, myocardial infarction, and nonfatal cardiac arrest) or death in… CONTINUE READING
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