¿Un nuevo factor de riesgo quirúrgicola polución del aire. Lo debemos tener en cuenta?

  1. R. Martínez Sanz 1
  1. 1 Servicio de Cirugía Cardiovascular, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Canarias. La Laguna, Tenerife. España.
Revista española de investigaciones quirúrgicas

ISSN: 1139-8264

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 24

Issue: 4

Pages: 157-158

Type: Article


Air pollution increases global mortality from any cause. Especially due to causes of respiratory and cardiovascular origin. Patients admitted for acute myocardial ischemia more frequently experience acute heart failure in those patients in whom pollution particles are found in their alveoli. Its significance among patients who undergo surgery for serious pathologies or who are very fragile or with a lot of comorbidity has not been studied. It is proposed to form a committee of experts to verify in episodes of atmospheric pollution in what proportion it influences the results. And if so, incorporate it into the predictors of surgical risk. Later, measures should be proposed on how to avoid it and treat it.