Thursday, March 26, 2009

Can patients with critical aortic stenosis undergo noncardiac surgery?

A literature review was presented at the Perioperative Medicine Summit:

Conclusion: Critical AS needs to be detected preoperatively, given its prognostic importance. When detected, surgery may still be considered even if AVR is not feasible, and requires a comprehensive co-management team involving anesthesia, cardiology, surgery, and internal medicine.

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