Predictors of cardiac events in high-risk patients undergoing emergency surgery.

@article{Oscarsson2009PredictorsOC,
  title={Predictors of cardiac events in high-risk patients undergoing emergency surgery.},
  author={Anna Oscarsson and Mats Fredrikson and M S{\"o}rliden and S Ansk{\"a}r and Anil Gupta and Eva E Swahn and Christina Eintrei},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={986-94}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of myocardial damage and left ventricular myocardial dysfunction and their influence on outcome in high-risk patients undergoing non-elective surgery. METHODS In this prospective observational study, 211 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists classification III or IV undergoing emergent or urgent surgery were included. Troponin I (TnI) was measured pre-operatively, 12 and 48 h post-operatively. Pre-operative N… CONTINUE READING
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