When cardiac patients become surgical patients

Academic Article


  • Given the 28 million cardiac patients in the U.S., the problems of their preoperative assessment and pre-, peri-, and postoperative management when they become surgical patients comprise an important part of general medical practice. The broad range of cardiovascular disorders - arteriosclerotic, arrhythmic, valvular, hypertensive - is examined in the light of the risks incurred by a variety of surgical procedures.
  • Author List

  • Glasser SP; Spoto E; Solomon DA; Smith BF; Carr ML; Maniscalco BS
  • Start Page

  • 165
  • End Page

  • 173
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 3