Characteristics of patients undergoing cardiac catheterization before noncardiac surgery a report from the national cardiovascular data registry cathPCI registry
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Artery Disease
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
In the largest contemporary US cohort reported to date, most patients undergoing diagnostic catheterization before noncardiac surgery are asymptomatic. The discovery of obstructive coronary artery disease is common, and although randomized clinical trials have found no benefit in outcomes, revascularization is recommended in nearly half of these patients. The overall findings highlight management patterns in this population and the need for greater evidence-based guidelines and practices.