In this large prospective cohort of patients post-noncardiac surgery, mild increases in troponin T were associated with significantly higher 30 day mortality; overall mortality was ~2% in the cohort. Compared to those with normal postoperative troponinT (<0.02 ng/mL) those >0.30 ng/mL had a hazard ratio of 30 day mortality of 10.5, and a 30 day mortality rate of 17%. Post operative TroponinT add prognostic value for predicting 30 day mortality (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.