This patient is scheduled for a total colectomy and ileoproctostomy, which is an intermediate-risk procedure.1 The patientıs functional capacity is undetermined, and he may benefit from further cardiac evaluation. Exercise stress testing is an appropriate management option for this patient.
- Exercise stress testing.
1. Eagle KA, Berger PB, Calkins H, et al. ACC/AHA guideline update for perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgeryexecutive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to Update the 1996 Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery). Circulation 2002;105:1257-67.
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