Chapter 9. Care of the High Risk Patient Undergoing Surgery

  1. Mark J. D. Griffiths MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM Consultant,
  2. Jeremy J. Cordingley MRCP, FRCA, EDICM Consultant and
  3. Susanna Price MRCP, PhD, EDICM, FESC Consultant
  1. Justin Woods FRCA Clinical Research Fellow and
  2. Andrew Rhodes MD Consultant

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch9

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Cardiovascular Critical Care

How to Cite

Woods, J. and Rhodes, A. (2010) Care of the High Risk Patient Undergoing Surgery, in Cardiovascular Critical Care (eds M. J. D. Griffiths, J. J. Cordingley and S. Price), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust London, UK

Author Information

  1. Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, St George's Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148573

Online ISBN: 9781444314502



  • Identification of high-risk patients;
  • Canadian Cardiovascular Society Index (CCSI);
  • Prevention of myocardial ischaemia;
  • The ACC/AHA American College of Cardiology/American Heart;
  • positive airways pressure (CPAP);
  • The timing of goal-directed therapy (GDT);
  • type of therapy mandates cardiac output monitoring and GDT


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Identification of high-risk patients

  • Intervention strategies

  • Conclusions

  • References