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Cardiac Imaging in Pre-Operative Patients: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: March 5, 2015
Project Number: RB0800-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the clinical benefits and harms of cardiac imaging in low-risk pre-operative patients?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines for cardiac imaging in low-risk pre-operative patients?

Key Message

One systematic review and two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of cardiac imaging in pre-operative patients for low-risk surgeries.