Analyzing Annals: Video Learning: Perioperative Risk Assessment - The Consult Guys
Watch this brief and entertaining TV talk-show-like discussion of perioperative cardiac risk assessment. Seasoned clinicians (and entertainers!) Geno Merli and Howard Weitz discuss the role of the medical consultant and pearls for evaluating who is and who is not at risk.
Consider the following:
- Why we should not use the phrase, "Cleared for surgery"?
- What are the key variables to risk assessment? What algorithm may be used to efficiently evaluate a patient prior to surgery?
- Answer the multiple-choice questions that are provided as a review at the end.