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Perioperative myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2015318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
POMI can occur during all types of cardiac surgery, but is most common during coronary artery surgery. Although the causes of POMI are usually multifactorial, an understanding of these causes provides the clinician a better basis for developing strategies to prevent as well as treat this complication. POMI usually results in a benign postoperative course, but can contribute to intra- or postoperative death, postoperative low cardiac output syndrome, as well as diminished long-term exercise tolerance and survival. These latter events highlight the importance of POMI after cardiac surgery and depend on the extent and location of the infarct as well as the functionality of the remaining viable myocardium. Future advances in surgical, medical, and anesthetic management will be necessary to further decrease the incidence and severity of POMI so as to afford patients the best chance of survival and a productive life after heart surgery.
K J Tuman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1043-0679     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-23     Completed Date:  1991-05-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917640     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Intraoperative Complications / etiology
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology,  etiology*
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Risk Factors

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