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Perioperative management of the high-risk surgical patient: cardiac surgery

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.

This topic provides a detailed overview of the identification and management of the high-risk surgical patient undergoing cardiac surgery.  The aim is to improve knowledge in this complex area, thereby improving patient outcomes in acute cardiac care.

These courses are based on the textbook chapter: Perioperative management of the high-risk surgical patient: cardiac surgery of the ESC textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd edition 2015 by Marco Ranucci, Serenella Castelvechio and Andrea Ballota

What’s inside?

3 courses on:

  • Introduction to the high-risk cardiac surgery patient
  • Perioperative Care
  • Peri- and postoperative complications

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

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Course Co-ordinator

  • Sofie Gevaert
  • Susanna Price

Course Authors

  • Emma K James
  • Diana Tint