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Response to: Correspondence on “Association between cardiologist evaluation and mortality in myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery” by Müller et al
  1. Jungchan Park,
  2. Ah Ran Oh,
  3. Seung-Hwa Lee
  1. Samsung Medical Center, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr Seung-Hwa Lee, Division of Cardiology, Samsung Medical Center, Gangnam-gu 06351, Republic of Korea; shuaaa.lee{at}

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The Authors’ reply:

In response to valuable comments by Müller et al,1 we are pleased to share results of additional analysis on our recent study ‘Association between cardiologist evaluation and mortality in myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery’.2 We hope the additional information would be helpful for readers.

First, we agree with the concern and conducted analysis on 2322 myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery patients who had preoperative cardiac troponin (cTn) measurements. Within these patients, 945 patients were evaluated by cardiologists, and the incidence of 30-day morality …

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  • Contributors Conception or design of the work—S-HL, JP and ARO, Analysis or interpretation of data for the work—S-HL and JP. Drafting of the work—JP and ARO. Revising it critically for important intellectual content—S-HL.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.

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