oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Biomarkers of cardiac disease : refresher course
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) has incorporated the Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI) into the algorithm for Perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery (Fleisher et al, 2007). However, it does not successfully discriminate higher from lower risk patients. In comparison, biomarkers can accurately stratify vascular surgical patients.
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