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


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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 second model used dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) in patients based on a cardiac risk score. 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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