Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds on perioperative cardiac risk assessment on March 15

Chani Taggart, DO, a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery will present a talk entitled “Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Optimization” at Altru Health system in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. All are welcome to attend.

The objectives of her talk are to:

  • Describe the importance of perioperative risk assessment in patients with extensive cardiac history
  • Explain the history behind the development of common risk assessment tools today; NSQIP, ASA, Goldman Risk Assessment, Revised Cardiac Index
  • Describe general recommendations for evaluation and optimization of high cardiac risk patients
  • Describe the basic goals behind Perioperative Enhancement Teams (POET) and recent results seen with implementation of such groups

This Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Surgery, is broadcast via videoconference to many sites in North Dakota and Minnesota. For more information about how to view the presentation, contact Angie Flesberg at 701.293.4151 or

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.