low-risk surgery


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low-risk surgery

Any operation associated with less than a 1% chance of adverse cardiovascular events. Examples include endoscopies, breast biopsies, skin biopsies, and procedures on the eye, e.g. cataract surgeries.
See also: surgery
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This study demonstrates that inappropriate blood testing often occurs in patients booked for elective and non-elective general, orthopaedic and trauma surgical procedures, and that it was common in the younger patient, ASA 1 or 2 and low-risk surgery groups.