Medical Care of the Surgical Patient

  • Mel P. Daly


Family physicians are frequently called on for consultations and medical management of patients who require surgical procedures. Advances in surgical techniques and anesthesia have significantly reduced the risk of death and serious morbidity from intraoperative and postoperative complications.1 Factors that increase the risk for adverse outcomes have been more clearly defined, and interventions to address and treat known risk factors before surgery have contributed to declines in morbidity and mortality.


Aortic Stenosis Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Cardiac Complication Noncardiac Surgery Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis 
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