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Aortic Surgery Complications Evaluated by an Implanted Continuous Electrocardiography Device: A Case Report.
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PMID:  21195641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac arrhythmias are a major cause for morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing non-cardiac vascular surgery. REPORT: An implantable loop recorder (Reveal(®) XT) was used for continuous heart rhythm monitoring to detect perioperative arrhythmias in a 69-year-old man undergoing major vascular surgery for an infected aortobifemoral prosthesis. The Reveal(®) detected several episodes of asymptomatic new-onset atrial fibrillation postoperatively, associated with elevated serum levels of troponin-T and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide NT-proBNP). DISCUSSION: Continuous heart rhythm monitoring with assessment of serum cardiac biomarkers may allow early identification and treatment of patients at high risk of perioperative cardiovascular complications, in particular, cardiac arrhythmias.
T A Winkel; E V Rouwet; J-P van Kuijk; M T Voute; M de Melis; H J M Verhagen; D Poldermans
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-30
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Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 European Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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