Vascular surgery patients: perioperative and long-term risk according to the ACC/AHA guidelines, the additive role of post-operative troponin elevation.


AIMS The objectives of this study are to evaluate the prognostic role of pre-operative stratification in patients undergoing elective major vascular surgery, the timing of adverse outcomes, and the predictive role of troponin (cTn). METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive vascular surgery candidates (n=391) were prospectively stratified and treated according to… (More)

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