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Zi-jia Liu, Li Xu, Chun-hua Yu, Hong Zheng, Shang-long Yao, Ling Pei, Li Sun, Jing-mei Jiang, Yu-guang Huang
OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence and risk factors of perioperative major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in elderly patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) undergoing non-cardiac surgery. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed the clinical data of 360 CHD patients who aged 75 years or older undergoing elective intermediate-to high-risk surgery in five medical centers across China from January 2008 to January 2010. The clinical variables included the 12-lead ECG and Troponin I levels after surgery...
October 2015: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
J Möller, J Warwick, H Bouma
INTRODUCTION: The non-invasive detection of myocardial ischaemia in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) remains a challenge. It is often associated with coronary artery disease or hypertension, but frequently there is no indication of cardiovascular pathology at presentation. Exercise-induced electrocardiographic ST segment changes are non-diagnostic. Confirming coronary artery disease has obvious implications for management. Several studies have shown greater cardiac mortality in the presence of LBBB...
March 2005: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa
Guillermo Romero-Farina, Jaume Candell-Riera, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Santiago Aguadé-Bruix, Nazarena Pizzi, David García-Dorado
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze different prognoses in women and men with normal myocardial perfusion gated SPECT, according to stress test results. METHODS: Differences between women and men in terms of hard events (HE) (non-fatal acute myocardial infarction or cardiac death) and HE plus coronary revascularization (HE + CR) were analyzed in 2,414 consecutive patients (mean age 62.8 ± 13.5 years, 1,438 women) with a normal stress-rest gated SPECT, taking into account their stress test results...
June 2015: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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