Cardiovascular risk stratification and management for patients undergoing major vascular surgery

Mikios D. Kertai, Jan Klein, Don Poldermans

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Perioperative and late cardiac complications are the major cause of mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing major vascular surgery. Cardiac risk assessment including cardiac risk factors and noninvasive testing can effectively identify patients at increased cardiac risk. Subsequent, perioperative management with beta-blockers and statins may offer a unique opportunity to improve perioperative and long-term outcome of major vascular surgery patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalCare of the Critically Ill
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2004



  • Myocardial infarction
  • Perioperative management
  • Risk factors
  • Vascular surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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