I plus advanced coronary artery disease (CAD) assessment with CTA versus conventional troponin and traditional CAD assessment. ... ACS was diagnosed in 10.6%. All patients had normal levels of conventional troponin at ED presentation.
In patients treated invasively, there was a paradoxical decrease in mortality risk at the highest troponin levels. ... In those treated with noninvasive therapy, troponin level and mortality were directly correlated.
Clinicians should understand the limitations of troponin testing as a method to diagnose acute myocardial infarction and order the test only when there is a clear indication, the authors advised. ... The study's limitations include the use of a single
Elevated troponin T level was associated with older age, higher baseline comorbidity, and severity of illness. ... The study found no association between change in troponin T levels (delta log.
Patients with negative troponin values had an event rate of just 0.3% over the next 30 days. ... The patients I feel comfortable with are those who have prolonged chest pain and negative troponins; those with normal EKGs and normal troponin (with the
Researchers tested the hypothesis that adding additional information to a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin algorithm would improve diagnosis of ED patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI). ... For patients with suspected acute
The time interval between troponin elevation and death potentially allows physicians to modify prognosis,” they concluded. ... is unlikely that patients actually will benefit from routine troponin measurement after noncardiac surgery.
All hospitals measured cardiac troponin with both the contemporary assay and the hs-cTnI assay simultaneously throughout the trial. ... Three study authors received honoraria from Abbott Laboratories, which also provided cardiac troponin assay reagents,
A single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and an electrocardiogram (EKG) may rule out acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in ED patients, according to new meta-analysis. ... The results also only apply to the studied assay, not any future
Researchers compared the safety and efficacy of the European Society of Cardiology rule-out pathway and the new pathway, which incorporates lower cardiac troponin concentrations. ... Researchers compared the safety and efficacy of the ESC rule-out