Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, October 14th, 2005
According to the report from Italy, "Cardiac adverse events are a major cause of complications in noncardiac surgery. The benefit of preventive coronary artery revascularization in stable patients before noncardiac surgery has recently been clarified: in the short-term there is no reduction in the number of postoperative myocardial infarction, deaths or hospital length of stay."
E. Passamonti and S. Pirelli of the Hospital Institute of Cremona wrote, "Coronary artery revascularization should be limited to these patients who have a well-defined need for the...
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