Preoperative risk stratification using electron beam computed tomography in elective vascular surgery: Relationship to clinical risk prediction and postoperative complications

Joseph Caravalho, Sean D. O'Donnell, Irwin M. Feuerstein, Patrick G. O'Malley, David L. Gillespie, James M. Goff, John Sherner, Mary Petten, Allen J. Taylor

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Abstract

We studied the utility of electron beam computed tomography as a screening test for the cardiovascular risk of elective vascular surgery. In 45 patients undergoing principally carotid and aortic surgical procedures, coronary artery calcification was prevalent and severe, and related to the clinically predicted cardiovascular risk of the procedure. However, only the clinically predicted surgical risk, and not coronary artery calcification, was related to the incidence of perioperative cardiovascular complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-643
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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