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
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