The preoperative cardiology consultation: goal settings and great expectations

Aslanger E., Altun I., Guz G., Kiraslan O., Polat N., Golcuk E., ...Daha Fazla

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.66, sa.4, ss.447-452, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/ac.66.4.2126592
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.447-452


Background Despite the availablity of guidelines for preoperative cardiology consultations, their efficacy in real clinical practice remains unknown. Furthermore, there are concerns that overused cardiology consultations can lead to unnecessary investigations, prolonged hospital stays, and even cancellation of necessary surgery. In this retrospective study, we investigated: (i) the potential impact of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology algorithm and (ii) the potential of this algorithm for preventing unnecessary evaluation.