Perioperative Morbidity/Mortality in Patients with Vascular Disease
Primary cause of
perioperative morbidity/mortality: cardiac disease
perioperative cardiovascular problems secondary to:
anesthetic intraoperative hemodynamic/myocardial oxygen supply vs.
oximetry -- reduction in frequency of intraoperative hypoxia
Likelihood of serious
intraoperative size perioperative morbidity/mortality: directly
correlated with advancing age.
Primary Reference: Katz, J., Evaluation Risk Assessment of
Patients with Vascular Disease in Principles and
Practice of Anesthesiology (Longnecker, D.E., Tinker, J.H. Morgan,
Jr., G. E., eds) Mosby, St. Louis, Mo., pp. 201-218, 1998.