Invited Commentary

  • Michael E. Zenilman


As a general surgeon, I have always been jealous of the cardiac surgeons in that the organ they fix is repaired by their operation, and it directly facilitates the postoperative course (“the problem cannot be the heart, we fixed it!”). My patients, on the other hand, are always dependent on that organ to get through the perioperative period. This makes my life that much more interesting.


Cardiac Disease Cardiac Risk Premature Ventricular Contraction Noncardiac Surgery Cardiac Surgeon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins MedicineBethesdaUSA

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