Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: Risks, Precautions, and Perioperative Management

L. David Hillis, Peter F. Cohn

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Abstract

Patients with coronary artery disease face increased risks when they undergo noncardiac surgery. This is attributable to the cardiovascular stress imposed by the surgical procedure and the effects of anesthetic agents on the cardiovascular system. Several approaches to managing patients with coronary artery disease before, during, and after noncardiac surgery include “prophylactic” myocardial revascularization procedures, digitalization, use of propranolol hydrochloride, and insertion of temporary intravenous pacemakers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)972-975
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume138
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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