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Assessment of myocardial function before aortic surgery by radionuclide angiocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4063758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A consecutive series of 41 patients undergoing elective aortic surgery had pre-operative assessment of cardiac function by radionuclide angiocardiography. Their subsequent progress was monitored. There were 4 patients whose pre-operative left ventricular ejection fraction was less than 30 per cent and 3 of these patients died of cardiac failure postoperatively. There was only 1 death from cardiac failure amongst the 37 patients whose pre-operative left ventricular ejection fraction was less than 30 per cent. Radionuclide angiocardiography is an accurate indicator of myocardial function of patients before major aortic surgery.
J G Mosley; J M Clarke; P J Ell; A Marston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1985 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-09     Completed Date:  1986-01-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  886-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Heart / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Heart Arrest / mortality
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications

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