high-risk surgery


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high-risk surgery

Any operation associated with a 5% or greater likelihood of adverse cardiovascular events. Examples include operations on peripheral arteries, the aorta, or the heart; surgeries that last more than 2 hours; and emergency surgeries, esp. when they are needed by patients with multiple illnesses or age over 75.
See also: surgery
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This is a high-risk surgery as the surgeons need to have a good understanding of the functional segments of the liver and excise the tumorous portion without damaging the hepatic artery, portal vein or biliary drain system.
These include the lab results that indicate a tumour is indeed cancerous, or the inability to save an elderly patient who was undergoing high-risk surgery.
HIGH-risk surgery patients are being failed by hospitals by being put into regular wards after their operation.
To repair the aorta, which acts as the main conductor of blood between the heart and organs, would normally involve complicated, high-risk surgery.
The high-risk surgery continued for nine hours, leading to excision of the tumour.
Each high-risk surgery in our VA-Medicare dataset was then defined as having been performed in a higher or lower performance hospital.
TABLE Before surgery, calculate your patient's cardiac risk Assign 1 point for each of the following, and total: * High-risk surgery (intraperitoneal, intrathoracic, or suprainguinal vascular procedures) * History of ischemic heart disease * History of heart failure * History of cerebrovascular disease * Diabetes mellitus treated with insulin * Serum creatinine >2.
It may cause, as in these young women, devastating illness, prolonged hospitalisation, loss of a limb, myocardial infarction or high-risk surgery.
Such an operation has not gone ahead in Britain because of objections from some medical organisations and ethicists that such complex and high-risk surgery should only be carried out on people suffering from life-threatening conditions.
Their longing to see each other's faces without having to look in a mirror was just one of the many factors that led to their decision to undergo such high-risk surgery.
Study results show that a [beta]-blocker can cut the risk by 80% during certain high-risk surgery The guidelines target a heart rate of 50-60 beats per minute, and recommend starting [beta]-blocker treatment at least several days before surgery and continuing it for about 30 days after surgery.