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Predictors of Perioperative Cardiac Morbidity

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2000

To determine the predictors of perioperative cardiac morbidity and mortality in patients at high risk who underwent major noncardiac surgery with general anesthesia.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Myocardial Infarction
Ventricular Arrhythmia
Coronary Disease

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: December 1986
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 1991
Detailed Description:


Of the 25 million patients who undergo noncardiac surgery in the United States each year, approximately three million have or are at risk of having coronary artery disease. Despite advances in the diagnosis and therapy of coronary artery disease, approximately 50,000 of these patients have a perioperative myocardial infarction, and more than half of the 40,000 deaths after surgery are caused by cardiac events. For perioperative myocardial infarction alone, health care costs exceeded $500 million per year in the 1980s. Determining the risk factors for adverse postoperative cardiac outcomes allowed the development of preventive strategies and the efficient allocation of health care resources.


Historical, clinical, laboratory, and physiologic data on the subjects were collected during hospitalization for major elective noncardiac surgery with general anesthesia and for six to 24 months after surgery. Myocardial ischemia was assessed by continuous electrocardiographic monitoring, beginning two days before surgery and continuing for two days after. The study published many findings under the title Study of Perioperative Ischemia.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

No eligibility criteria

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Publications: Identifier: NCT00005197     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1076
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Pathologic Processes
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