Chapter

Preoperative assessment

Joanna Chikwe, David Tom Cooke and Aaron Weiss

in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199642830
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742842 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199642830.003.0001

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery

Preoperative assessment

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Cardiovascular history - Systems enquiry - Examination - Routine laboratory tests - Plain chest radiograph - Computed tomography - Cardiac catheterization - Interpreting coronary imaging - Cardiac hemodynamics - Echocardiography - Echo interpretation - Perfusion and viability - General pre-op checklist

EKG interpretation is described on . Consent is discussed on .

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Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery ; Anaesthetics ; Peri-operative Care

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