Preoperative coronary revascularization in high-risk patients undergoing vascular surgery: a core review.


Journal Article (Review)

Patients undergoing vascular surgery are at increased risk for cardiac complications related to the presence of underlying coronary artery disease. Preoperative cardiac evaluation may help to identify high-risk patients in whom coronary angiography may be planned with subsequent coronary revascularization for the purpose of improving perioperative and long-term cardiac outcomes. However, the indications and efficacy for type of revascularization for the reduction of cardiac complications compared to medical therapy has been controversial. My aim in this review is to summarize the role of preoperative revascularization compared to conservative medical therapy before elective vascular surgery using current evidence from published studies.

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Cited Authors

  • Kertai, MD

Published Date

  • March 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 106 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 751 - 758

PubMed ID

  • 18292413

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18292413

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/ane.0b013e31816072b3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States