Preoperative Risk Stratification of Critically Ill Patients

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(Abstracted from J Clin Anesth, 39:122–127, 2017)

Preoperative risk assessment is a cornerstone in our practice, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification has been proven to correlate with a variety of outcomes. Cardiac risk stratification helps guide decision making about further testing and intervention prior to surgery, especially in cardiac patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

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