In this large population-based cohort of >30,000 patients who underwent non-cardiac surgery, CHF and atrial fibrillation conferred twice the odds of 30 day mortality compared to CAD. CAD currently confers great emphasis in pre-operative screening and evaluation, whereas atrial fibrillation and CHF should warrant closer pre and peri-operative evaluations (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.