Ask the Doctors: Cardiac Clearance; Triggering A-Fib

Q: My doctor told me I needed cardiac clearance before my upcoming knee surgery. What does this involve? A: The common term is “cardiac clearance,” but we don’t “clear” patients for surgery. Rather, we assess the patient’s risk of having a cardiac event during or after a surgical procedure. If the surgery is performed as an […]
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