Reduced Nitric Oxide Bio-Availability…

Reduced Nitric Oxide Bio-availability Post-surgery Pre-disposes to Myocardial Injury and Predicts all-Cause Mortality in Medium Term

In this study, the group showed a reduction in nitric oxide availability in patients undergoing major vascular surgery, particularly in those with a post-operative myocardial injury. Their analysis showed that elevated serum symmetrical dimethylarginine levels predicts adverse outcome in the immediate post-operative phase and on the long term in these patients.

Presented at ESVS XXVI Annual Meeting – Bologna: September 2012

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