TABLE 2.11Summary of the postoperative complications in patients who had had a preoperative electrocardiogram

Postoperative complication12345
Cardiovascular
Postoperative myocardial infarction15.64.21.5
Arrhythmias2.1
Other
Death6.30.57.51.5
Total21.94.77.52.13.0

1: Kirwin51; 2: Landesberg46; 3: Older52; 4: MacDonald13; 5: Carliner59.

From: Appendix 1, Results of a Systematic Review of the Literature for Routine Preoperative Testing

Cover of Preoperative Tests
Preoperative Tests: The Use of Routine Preoperative Tests for Elective Surgery.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 3.
National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (UK).
Copyright © 2003, National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care.

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