Operative risk of general surgical procedures in patients with previous myocardial revascularization.
Eighty general surgical procedures with general anesthesia were performed upon 73 patients who had undergone previous myocardial revascularization for significant coronary artery disease. No deaths occurred in this group of patients. Cardiac complications occurred in two patients. A silent myocardial infarction occurred in one patient while another required a permanent cardiac pacemaker for complete heart block. Six noncardiac complications developed in four patients. We concluded that patients with significant coronary artery disease who have undergone previous myocardial revascularization can tolerate subsequent general surgical procedures with limited risk.
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Prorok, J. J., & Trostle, D. (1984). Operative risk of general surgical procedures in patients with previous myocardial revascularization. Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, 159(3), 214–216.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery