Perioperative myocardial ischemia and infarction

L. A. Fleisher

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Perioperative myocardial infarction (MI) represents a major source of morbidity and mortality in surgical patients. Mangano [1] 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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Anesthesiology Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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