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Perioperative myocardial infarction after noncardiac surgery

Author
PJ Devereaux, MD, PhD
Section Editors
Scott Solomon, MD
Emile R Mohler III, MD
Jeroen J Bax, MD, PhD
Allan S Jaffe, MD
Deputy Editor
Gordon M Saperia, MD, FACC

INTRODUCTION

Cardiac complications of death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), heart failure, or ventricular tachycardia occur in up to 5 percent of patients 45 years of age or older undergoing in-hospital noncardiac surgery. Of these, perioperative MI is the most common. Patients at risk for these complications, including MI, can be identified with validated risk indices used at the time of the preoperative evaluation. (See "Evaluation of cardiac risk prior to noncardiac surgery".)

This topic will focus on the identification and management of patients with perioperative MI. Related topics include:

(See "Early cardiac complications of coronary artery bypass graft surgery", section on 'Perioperative MI'.)

(See "Evaluation of cardiac risk prior to noncardiac surgery".)

(See "Management of cardiac risk for noncardiac surgery".)

                    

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