Critically ill adults admitted for noncardiac conditions are at risk for acute myocardial ischemia. The aim of this study was to detect myocardial ischemia and injury in patients admitted for noncardiac conditions and to examine the relationship of myocardial ischemia, injury, and acuity to cardiac events. The study, involving 76 patients, found that transient myocardial ischemia and advanced age are predictors of cardiac events and may indicate patients at risk for cardiac events.
1 Frequency and Outcomes of Transient Myocardial Ischemia in Critically Ill Adults Admitted for Noncardiac Conditions. Kathy J. Booker, RN, PhD, CCRN; Karyn Holm, RN, PhD; Barbara J. Drew, RN, PhD; Dorothy M. Lanuza, RN, PhD; Frank D. Hicks, RN, PhD; Tim Carrigan, RN, BSN, CCRN; Michelle Wright, RN, BSN; John Moran, MD. Journal of Critical Care 12, 508-517 (2003).