2. and no murmur, rub, or gallop. Laboratory studies show: erythrocyte sedimentation rate, 39 mm/h; creatine kinase, 65 U/L; creatine kinase MB fraction, 3%; and troponin T, 0.04 ... In light of the severity of her symptoms, electrocardiographic
AHA scientific statement addresses myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease
The statement authors proposed a diagnostic algorithm in which patients being evaluated for a suspected acute MI should have the following excluded: clinically overt causes of an elevated troponin level, such ... The statement authors noted that use of
A patient was taking high levels of biotin and died following falsely low troponin results on a test known to have biotin interference.
Photo by Thinkstock. A recall of Roche Diagnostics Operations Elecsys Troponin I and Elecsys Troponin I STAT immunoassays because they may provide a falsely low result and incorrect results may cause
The trial included 400 consecutive patients without known coronary artery disease and a negative initial serum troponin level. ... The study hospital did not have access to high-sensitivity troponin testing, which would have reduced the number of
Higher initial levels of cardiovascular proadrenomedullin, proendothelin-1, troponin T, pro B-type natriuretic peptide, and interleukin-6 were associated with cardiovascular (CV) events in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
Labs were most notable for an initial troponin I level of 1.93 ng/mL, with a repeated level of 2.42 ng/mL (normal range, 0.000 to 0.045 ... Chest pain persisted and troponins continued to rise despite adequate control of blood pressure.
Unremarkable chest X-ray for acute disease. Normal cardiac markers, especially troponin level in non-ischemic range. ... This is most confusing when the significance of an elevated troponin level goes unclarified.
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.
The study authors noted that the effect of sacubitril-valsartan on NT-proBNP was accompanied by a reduction in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and that an exploratory analysis showed a