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Faster Preoperative Heart Rate Linked to More Postoperative Myocardial Injury

Postoperative myocardial injury is correlated with increasing resting preoperative heart rate in noncardiac surgery patients, according to a new study. Interestingly, the researchers concluded that the relationship may be J-shaped instead of linear, demonstrating that abnormally low heart rates may be potentially dangerous, too. “One of the theories about myocardial injury is that heart rate, […]

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