Preoperative cardiac risk stratification 2007: Evolving evidence, evolving strategies

Steven L. Cohn, Andrew D. Auerbach

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Various guidelines and risk indices have optimized cardiac risk stratification, and the emphasis has shifted to reducing perioperative risk. This review is an update on invasive (CABG/PCI) and noninvasive (medical therapy with beta-blockers, alpha-agonists, and statins) strategies to reduce cardiac risk for noncardiac surgery and the controversies surrounding their use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hospital Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Beta-adrenergic blockers
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Perioperative
  • Preoperative care
  • Risk assessment
  • Statin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Care Planning
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Leadership and Management


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