oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Perioperative myocardial infarction : refresher course

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Thirty-day mortality associated with moderate to high-risk non-cardiac surgery in recent large cohorts and population-based studies exceeds 2%, and surpasses 5% in patients at high cardiac risk. Cardiac complications constitute the most common cause of postoperative morbidity and mortality, impacting considerably on length and cost of hospitalisation.

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