Anesthesiology, March 2012 CME
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- Intraoperative hypotension and perioperative ischemic stroke after general surgery: A nested case-control study
by Bijker et al.on page 658 of this issue.
Postoperative stroke is a rare, but major, complication after surgery. The role of intraoperative hypotension in the occurrence and evolution of postoperative stroke is largely unknown. A recent study sought to determine the effect of the duration of intraoperative hypotension on the occurrence of an ischemic stroke within 10 days after surgery. The results of this study support the hypothesis that intraoperative hypotension can influence the evolution of postoperative stroke by compromising blood flow to ischemic areas.
After completing this activity, the learner will:
- Understand the pathophysiology, diagnostic measures, and time course of perioperative stroke
- Be able to identify which patient characteristics and surgical procedures are at highest risk for perioperative stroke
- Know which threshold definition of “intraoperative hypotension” is most commonly associated with perioperative stroke.
Faculty & Credentials:
Authors: Jilles B. Bijker, M.D., Suzanne Persoon, M.D., Linda M. Peelen, Ph.D., Karel G. M. Moons, Ph.D., Cor J. Kalkman, M.D., Ph.D., L. Jaap Kappelle, M.D., Ph.D., and Wilton A. van Klei, M.D., Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D.,
CME Editors: Leslie C. Jameson, M.D. and Dan J. Kopacz, M.D.
ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Core Competencies:Medical knowledge
CME Credit:1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.1.00 Non-physician Credit
Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Required Hardware / Software:
Internet connection, Adobe Acrobat Reader