Myocardial protection: the forgotten 'polarized' modality

Onorati, Francesco, Francica, Alessandra, Dobson, Geoffrey P., and Faggian, Giuseppe (2021) Myocardial protection: the forgotten 'polarized' modality. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 59 (1). p. 284.

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[Extract] We read with interest the review by Allen [1] highlighting the importance of myocardial protection, and we agree that it is time to bring the topic back on the agendas of major societies and meetings. We also agree that successful myocardial protection is associated with low perioperative enzymatic leakageand preservation of interventricular septal kinesis, 2 areas that should be rou-tinely assessed. However, creatin-phosphokinase-MB (CPK-MB) has low sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of myocardial damage and we strongly recommend the use of troponin assays as per the guidelines supporting a universal definition of myocardial infarction.

Item ID: 66022
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1873-734X
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2021 03:38
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3201 Cardiovascular medicine and haematology > 320101 Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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