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Algorithm of Romero and de Virgilio for Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for cardiac risk prior to noncardiac surgery using the algorithm of Romero and de Virgilio.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I97.1

Description:

Romero and de Virgilio developed an algorithm for evaluating the cardiac risk for a patient having noncardiac surgery. This can help determine the optimum management strategy prior to surgery. The authors are from the Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.

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