CASCADE (CArdiovaSCulAr outcomes after abDominal surgEry), is our 2021-2022 project with STARSurg.

Postoperative cardiovascular complications (PCCs) are increasingly common after major non-cardiac surgery, ranging from arrhythmias, to life-threatening complications such as myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest. Mitigating risks of PCCs are important, since these complications are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, there is a little robust evidence regarding the risk factors, incidence and outcomes of patients with PCCs after abdominal surgery in the UK. 

Primary aim:

  • To audit compliance to pre-, intra-, and postoperative audit standards in reducing risk of PCC

Secondary aims:

  • To characterise rates of PCC following major abdominal surgery in the UK and Ireland
  • To identify risk factors associated with PCC
  • To explore association of postoperative anaemia with short term outcomes (30-day complications and readmission, cardiovascular morbidity, mortality, critical care admission, length of stay)

For access to project resources and more information on how to join please click on the button below to head over to the main CASCADE Study Hub 

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