Im not a cardiac nurse but i had a pt with a false trop-t and i curious about what was going on.
i had a lady tachycardiac 132 with faint radical pulse, rr -23-27
denies any pain
reviewed and in atrial flutter, trop-t raised 39(1 day post clipping of pcom) medics said atrial flutter self limiting no treatment ordered
after handover bloods results potassium was 3.2
not acute coronary syndrome not ami
Mar 2, '14
sorry i work on a neurosurgical ward, the lady had had a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from a anersyum on her posteior comunicating aretery so had a craintomy and clipping and I is was wondering if surgery could effect trop=t (anything over 14 is raised)
as i said she was deemed to be in atrial flutter her dbp stayed around 90ish the entire time.
Last edit by ayla2004 on Mar 2, '14