Preoperative Natriuretic Peptides in Noncardiac Surgery When and How to Use for Cardiac Risk Evaluation

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Emmanuelle Duceppe
Madeleine Durand

Perioperative medicine, Natriuretic Peptides, noncardiac surgery


Cardiac risk evaluation is a central component of most preoperative evaluation of adults undergoing noncardiac surgery. Many tools are available for preoperative cardiac assessment including cardiac risk scores, electrocardiogram, cardiac imaging, and cardiac stress tests. Biomarkers, and more specifically natriuretic peptides, have also been found to provide additional value for preoperative cardiac risk stratification and their routine use in at-risk patients have been recommended in recent perioperative guidelines.


L'évaluation des risques cardiaques est un élément central de la plupart des évaluations préopératoires des adultes subissant une chirurgie non cardiaque. De nombreux outils sont disponibles pour l'évaluation cardiaque préopératoire, notamment les scores de risque cardiaque, l'électrocardiogramme, l'imagerie cardiaque et les tests d'effort cardiaque. On a également constaté que les biomarqueurs, et plus particulièrement les peptides natriurétiques, apportent une valeur supplémentaire pour la stratification du risque cardiaque préopératoire et leur utilisation systématique chez les patients à risque a été recommandée dans de récentes lignes directrices périopératoires

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