Blood Test Can Detect Heart Damage after Non-Cardiac Surgery #ACC17

Blood Test Can Detect Heart Damage after Non-Cardiac Surgery #ACC17
A blood test for a protein called high-sensitivity troponin T, which is released into the bloodstream when injury to the heart occurs, can identify patients with heart damage after non-cardiac surgery whose lives could potentially be saved with timely treatment, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session. The prospective cohort study met both its primary endpoints: to determine the association between troponin T levels measured by a high-sensitivity troponin T assay and the risk of death within a month of non-cardiac surgery, and...(continua)
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