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Catch MINS Early Via Postop Troponin Screening

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Background: Although intraoperative anesthesia-related cardiovascular complications are now rare, patients still suffer from postoperative myocardial injury at surprisingly high rates. Objective: To review the use of postoperative troponin screening to identify myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS). Design: Literature review and author opinion. Results: MINS is often asymptomatic (65% of cases) and is recognized only by elevated troponin levels (4 th -generation troponi more...
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