oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Preoperative work-up of the HIV vascular patient - have the goalposts moved? : editorial

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia ? May/June 2006 49 EDITORIAL Traditionally the work-up of vascular patients is based on clinical and operative predictors, and the functional capacity of the patient. The major clinical predictors include unstable coronary syndromes, heart failure, severe valvular disease and significant arrhythmias, whereas stable angina and diabetes are considered intermediate clinical predictors.1 No mention is made even in the minor clinical predictors of HIV and Aids. Yet more and more patients on our vascular slates present with vascular disease related to HIV and Aids. The spectrum of vascular disorders in HIV/Aids is different from ..

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