Perioperative Arrhythmias and Outcome

  • E. Mahla
  • H. Metzler
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Based on expert opinion and observational data “symptomatic ventricular arrhythmias in the presence of underlying heart disease” have recently been defined as “a major predictor of increased perioperative cardiovascular risk (myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure or death)” and have been regarded as ominous as unstable coronary syndromes, decompensated congestive heart failure and severe valvular lesions [1].


Ventricular Arrhythmia Noncardiac Surgery Underlying Heart Disease Adverse Cardiac Outcome Ocardial Infarction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Mahla
    • 1
  • H. Metzler
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care MedicineGraz UniversityGrazAustria

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