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Modified Cardiac Risk Index of Detsky et al

Specialty:

Cardiology
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A modified cardiac risk index can be used to perform cardiac risk assessment prior to noncardiac surgery and to estimate a likelihood ratio for the patient. If the overall cardiac complication rate for the a noncardiac surgery (pretest probabilities) is known at an institution, then the likelihood ratio can be used to calculate the cardiac risk for the patient (post-test probability).

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