Evaluation of heart fatty acid-binding protein as a rapid indicator for assessment of myocardial damage in pediatric cardiac surgery.

@article{Hasegawa2004EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of heart fatty acid-binding protein as a rapid indicator for assessment of myocardial damage in pediatric cardiac surgery.},
  author={Tomomi Hasegawa and Naoki Yoshimura and Shigeteru Oka and Yoshio Ootaki and Yoshiya Toyoda and Masahiro Yamaguchi},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={127 6},
  pages={1697-702}
}
OBJECTIVES Perioperative myocardial damage is a major determinant of postoperative cardiac dysfunction for congenital heart disease. Heart fatty acid-binding protein is reported to be a rapid marker of perioperative myocardial damage that peaks earlier than creatine kinase isoenzyme MB or cardiac troponin T in adults. The objective of this study was to assess the suitability of using serum concentrations of heart fatty acid-binding protein for evaluation of perioperative myocardial damage in… CONTINUE READING