Ann Surg 2018 Jan;267(1):189-195
*Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI†Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI‡Section of Vascular Surgery, Department Surgery, Spectrum Health Center, Grand Rapids, MI§Section of Vascular Surgery, Department Surgery, Bronson Healthcare System, Kalamazoo, MI¶Section of Vascular Surgery, Department Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.
: To understand statewide variation in preoperative cardiology consultation prior to major vascular surgery and to determine whether consultation was associated with differences in perioperative myocardial infarction (poMI).Summary Background Data
: Medical consultation prior to major vascular surgery is obtained to reduce perioperative risk. Despite perceived benefit of preoperative consultation, evidence is lacking specifically for major vascular surgery on the effect of preoperative cardiac consultation. Read More