1. Epidemiology and identification of the high risk surgical patient; 2. Respiratory risk and complications; 3. Lessons from CEPOD; 4. Analgesia for the high risk patient; 5. Regional anaesthetic techniques; 6. The critically ill patient in the operating theatre; 7. The Elderly Patient; 8. Perioperative Optimisation; 9. Ischaemic heart disease; 10. Valvular heart disease and pulmonary hypertension; 11. Emergency aortic surgery; 12. Gastrointestinal surgery; 13. Perioperative renal insufficiency and failure; 14. The role of the Cardiologist in the high risk patient.
Expanded and updated to reflect the most recent changes in the viva examination
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