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Model of Boersma et al for Perioperative Cardiac Death or Myocardial Infarction in a Patient Having Major Vascular Surgery With Requisite Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

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Cardiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Boersma et al developed two models for predicting the risk of a serious cardiac event during or after major vascular surgery with and without beta blocker therapy. The first model includes dobutamine stress echocardiography in all patients. This can help identify patients who should be considered for cardiac revascularization. The authors are from the DECREASE (Dutch Echocardiographic Cardiac Risk Evaluation Applying Stress Echocardiography) Study Group in the Netherlands and Italy.

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