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December 19, 2007 — These guidelines are intended for physicians and nonphysician caregivers who are involved in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. They provide a framework for considering cardiac risk of noncardiac surgery in a variety of patient and surgical situations.

This document has been retired and replaced by "2009 ACCF/AHA Focused Update on Perioperative Beta Blockade."

February 2008 — This document is the result of a close collaboration between the American College of Cardiology's Adult Cardiovascular Medicine Core Cardiology Training (COCATS) Task Force 6 and the Heart Rhythm Society. This Task Force 6 Report is 1 of 13 COCATS 3 Task Force Reports, which encompass training recommendations for the fellowship programs in adult cardiovascular medicine.

October 24, 2004 — The report, written by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force has been endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society in 2004. It provides a synthesis and analysis of expert opinion on the perioperative management of patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs).

June 6, 2006 — This update was developed in collaboration with the American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology.