Postoperative myocardial infarction (MI) is a well-documented and potentially fatal complication of vascular surgery. Elevated troponin I levels can suggest a myocardial infarction even without ECG evidence. Medical management of ischemic heart disease is well understood, and involves the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (i.e., statins), antiplatelet drugs, beta-adrenergic receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) […]