What is the role of preoperative assessment in noncardiac surgery patients with aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: Jul 16, 2021
  • Author: Lindsay A (Finger) Raleigh, MD; Chief Editor: Sheela Pai Cole, MD  more...
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A detailed preoperative assessment and risk stratification are essential to deciding which AS patients should undergo noncardiac surgery. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, careful consideration should be given to intraoperative monitoring and anesthetic approach.


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