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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Troponin T as a predictive marker of morbidity in ...[Injury. 2008] - PubMed Result

Troponin T as a predictive marker of morbidity in ...[Injury. 2008] - PubMed Result: "DISCUSSION: The principle causes of early death after hip fracture surgery are cardiac failure and myocardial infarction. Troponin T is a sensitive enzymatic marker of myocardial injury. The association between raised Troponin and hip fractures has not previously been made. In our series, 39% showed a perioperative Troponin rise. This was significantly associated with increased morbidity, mortality and longer hospitalisation. Many patients appear to be having silent events, causing significant morbidity. We recommend Troponin measurement in all patients to identify this risk and allow appropriate optimisation measures."