The preoperative and intraoperative hemodynamic predictors of postoperative myocardial infarction or ischemia in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

@article{Charlson1989ThePA,
  title={The preoperative and intraoperative hemodynamic predictors of postoperative myocardial infarction or ischemia in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.},
  author={Mary E. Charlson and C. Ronald Mackenzie and Jeffrey P. Gold and Kubicek Ales and M J Topkins and G P Fairclough and Glen Shires},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={210 5},
  pages={637-48}
}
Among hypertensive and diabetic patients undergoing elective noncardiac surgery, preoperative status and intraoperative changes in mean arterial pressure (MAP) were evaluated as predictors of postoperative ischemic complications. Of 254 patients evaluated before operation and monitored during operation, 30 (12%) had postoperative cardiac death, ischemia, or infarction. Twenty-four per cent of patients with a previous myocardial infarction or cardiomegaly had an ischemic postoperative cardiac… CONTINUE READING