Preoperative testing

To avoid unnecessary referrals and long preoperative stays, preoperative examinations are increasingly being performed on an outpatient basis at the Institute of Anesthesiology. Patients are admitted as an inpatient only on the day of the operation. The trend is moving towards fewer and more selective follow-up examinations. Carefully collected information on the patient's current status, particularly their physical fitness, and a targeted survey of their medical history are of key importance. This contributes significantly to the efficiency of preoperative testing.

You can find current guidelines for the most important preoperative examinations and on perioperative medication for cardiac risk patients on the Department of Anesthesiology website. Perioperative medicative cardioprotection is crucial for cardiac risk patients.

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