Cardiology care after orthopedic surgery does not improve 1-year mortality
Does cardiology intervention improve mortality for post-operative troponin elevations after emergency orthopaedic-geriatric surgery? A randomised controlled studyInjury. 2012 Jul;43(7):1193-8. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2012.03.034. Epub 2012 Apr 26.
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187 patients (>60 years) undergoing emergency (i.e. non-elective) surgery in an orthopaedic unit were included. Patients who demonstrated a postoperative increase in troponin (n=70) were randomized to undergo either 24 hours of cardiology care or standard care, within 24 hours of troponin measurement to compare these two interventions with respect to mortality rates at 1 year. Results indicated th...
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