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Troponin T levels may help identify myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery

March 23, 2017

Read the Perspective from Alistair Phillips, MD

WASHINGTON — Elevated measurements on a high-sensitivity troponin T assay may help identify patients with myocardial injury who have an increased risk for death after noncardiac surgery, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

“We found that approximately 18% of patients will sustain a heart injury after noncardiac surgery, but without monitoring troponins, 93% of these will be missed,” P.J. Devereaux, MD, PhD, director of cardiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, said in a press release. “Our data show that unrecognized heart injuries may account for one in four of the deaths that happen in the first 30 days after surgery.”

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Clinical Frailty Scale can predict all-cause mortality in patients with CLI, previous revascularization

March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Clinical Frailty Scale can be used as a predictor of all-cause mortality, amputation-free survival and limb salvage in patients with critical limb…
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LEVO-CTS: Prophylactic levosimendan fails to improve outcomes in surgery population

March 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — In the LEVO-CTS trial, prophylactic levosimendan before cardiac surgery in patients with reduced left ventricular function did not have an effect on…
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Subclinical leaflet thrombosis more common with TAVR vs. surgical AVR

March 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — Subclinical leaflet thrombosis occurred at a rate of about 12% in patients who received bioprosthetic valves and was significantly more common among…
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Troponin T levels may help identify myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery

March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON — Elevated measurements on a high-sensitivity troponin T assay may help identify patients with myocardial injury who have an…

Meeting News

Clinical Frailty Scale can predict all-cause mortality in patients with CLI, previous revascularization

March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Clinical Frailty Scale can be used as a predictor of all-cause mortality, amputation-free survival and limb salvage in…

Meeting NewsPerspective

LEVO-CTS: Prophylactic levosimendan fails to improve outcomes in surgery population

March 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — In the LEVO-CTS trial, prophylactic levosimendan before cardiac surgery in patients with reduced left ventricular function did not…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Subclinical leaflet thrombosis more common with TAVR vs. surgical AVR

March 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — Subclinical leaflet thrombosis occurred at a rate of about 12% in patients who received bioprosthetic valves and was significantly…

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EXCEL: PCI may be acceptable in patients with diabetes, less complex left main CAD

March 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three-year data from the EXCEL trial indicate that PCI with an everolimus-eluting stent may be acceptable or even preferable…

FDA News

FDA approves new indication for transcatheter pulmonary valve

March 15, 2017
Medtronic announced that its transcatheter pulmonary valve has now been approved by the FDA for patients with surgical valve failure or degeneration…

In the Journals

Transcatheter intervention comparable to surgical intervention for paravalvular leak closure

March 10, 2017
At 1 year, patients who underwent transcatheter intervention for paravalvular leak closure had similar clinical outcomes as those who underwent…

Meeting News

Sutureless valve shows promise in patients requiring surgical AVR

March 9, 2017
Aortic valve replacement using sutureless technology was linked to low mortality and high hemodynamic performance, according to data presented at the…

Meeting News

New risk assessment model shows differences in care after pediatric CV surgery

March 2, 2017
With the use of a novel risk-adjustment method, researchers found variation in cardiac ICU performance after pediatric CV surgery, with no…

In the Journals

Risks for stroke, death vary with endarterectomy vs. carotid stenting in patients with CAD, carotid artery disease

February 27, 2017
Carotid endarterectomy was associated with a twofold higher risk for death but a significantly lower risk for stroke vs. carotid artery stenting in…

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