New guidelines on CV assessment of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery
The European Heart Journal has published the 2022 ESC Guidelines on cardiovascular assessment and management of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery.
The guidelines provide recommendations for pre-operative, operative, and postoperative care of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery in order to reduce the risk of CV complications. An individualized risk assessment is based on the evaluation of clinical risk factors, test results, estimated impact of the planned surgical procedure and the estimated risks involved with discontinuation of medications. Tailored recommendations for patients with pre-existing conditions, such as CV conditions, kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and COVID-19 are also provided in the guidelines.
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