Poll Results: Just Another Preoperative Clearance?
A recent poll introduced the case of a 70-year-old female with prior stroke, coronary artery disease, history of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy with ejection fraction (EF) 55% who presented to the office for risk stratification for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. [Original patient scenario here]
The results of the poll showed that most cardiovascular clinicians consider functional geriatrics assessment to be the next best step in preoperative risk stratification. See poll results below:
For further information and insight on this topic, see the recently published expert analysis Importance of Frailty and Noncardiac Surgery.
Keywords: Geriatrics, Frail Elderly, Risk, Fatigue, Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic, Stroke, Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiomyopathies, Accidental Falls, Exercise Test, Catheterization, Palliative Care
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