oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery : a new clinical entity : SASA refresher course texts
|Article Title||Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery : a new clinical entity : SASA refresher course texts|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Keyword(s)||Myocardial injury, New clinical entity and Non-cardiac surgery|
Objectives: The objective was to determine the diagnostic criteria of a prognostically important troponin elevation following non-cardiac surgery.
Conclusion: Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery should be considered a new clinical entity. A troponin leak alone is considered to be prognostically important. The presence of ischaemic features should not be considered as a criterion for intervention in troponin-positive patients following non-cardiac surgery.
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