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Perioperative myocardial infarction

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Samuel Horr, Grant Reed, Venu Menon
How to interpret and manage troponin elevations after noncardiac surgery is a common clinical question for cardiologists and internists. An estimated 5% to 25% of patients who undergo noncardiac surgery have an elevated postoperative troponin level. Patients with troponin elevation are at higher short-term and long-term risk of morbidity and mortality. Current guidelines provide few recommendations on how to manage these patients. The authors review the evidence and guidelines and propose treatment strategies...
September 2015: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
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