Perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI) is one of the most important predictors of short- and long term morbidity and mortality associated with noncardiac surgery3‑6. Prevention of a PMI is therefore key to improving overall postoperative outcome. Unfortunately, the exact mechanism of PMI is not fully understood and remains a subject of continued debate3,4,6. Chapter one describes the current understanding of the pathophysiology of perioperative myocardial infarctions.

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Keywords perioperative myocardial infarction, risk identification, surgery
Promotor D. Poldermans (Don) , H. Boersma (Eric)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Financial support by the Netherlands Heart Foundation for the publication of this thesis is gratefully acknowledged. Part of the research described in this thesis was supported by a grant of the Netherlands Heart Foundation (NHF # 2003B143) Financial support for this thesis was generously provided by: Stichting Lijf en Leven, Novartis Pharma BV, Merck Serono BV, AstraZenica BV.
ISBN 978-90-8559-487-1
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Dunkelgrün, M. (2009, February 4). Risk Identification and Reduction Strategies in Surgical Patients. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from