Mechanical complications of coronary artery disease are rare but frequently lead to fatal outcomes. Saving critically ill patients may be possible with optimal timing of surgical intervention. While selecting the most appropriate patients for these life-saving therapies is difficult in the acuity of the moment, certain perioperative variables can guide clinicians' decision-making.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Coronary Heart Disease|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles|
|Number of pages||8|
|ISBN (Print)||1461414741, 9781461414742|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2012|