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Peri-operative cardiac care of the high risk non-cardiac patient

This topic is a part of the E-learning programme (ESCeL) on Acute Cardiovascular Care which offers a portfolio of 79 chapters among 11 sections.

Non-cardiac surgery is associated with an average overall complication rate of 7–11% and a mortality rate of 0.8–1.5%. Up to 42% of these are caused by cardiac complications. The aim of this course  is to increase awareness of the many areas in this topic, thereby improving patient outcomes in non-cardiac surgery.

These courses are based on the textbook chapter: Peri-operative cardiac care of the high risk non-cardiac patient of the ESC textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd edition 2015 by Martin Balik

What’s inside?

4 courses on:

  • Defining the high risk cardiac patient
  • Pre-operative investigations, optimisation and monitoring
  • Management of specific cardiovascular diseases in the peri-operative period
  • Medical management

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

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Course Co-ordinator

  • Susanna Price
  • Sofie Gevaert

Course Authors

  • Richard Rokyta
  • Alex Wickham