What is included in preoperative evaluation for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Rohit Shahani, MD, MS, MCh; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Routine preoperative investigations include the following [3] :

  • Full blood count (abnormalities corrected)

  • Clotting screen

  • Creatinine and electrolyte levels (abnormalities corrected and discussed with the anesthetist)

  • Liver function tests

  • Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

  • Chest radiography

  • Electrocardiography (ECG)

  • Echocardiography or ventriculography (to assess LV function)

  • Coronary angiography (to define the extent and location of CAD)


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