Perioperative myocardial infarction (MI) represents a major source of morbidity and mortality in surgical patients. Mangano  has estimated that over 50,000 patients a year sustain a perioperative MI, at an average additional cost to hospitals of $12,000 per patient. Although care to limit its complications has greatly improved, a perioperative MI is still associated with 30 to 50% mortality in noncardiac surgery patients [2, 3].
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||International Anesthesiology Clinics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine