Cardiac troponin I in the normal dog and cat.

  title={Cardiac troponin I in the normal dog and cat.},
  author={Margaret M. Sleeper and Craig A. Clifford and Larry L. Laster},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  volume={15 5},
Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) has proven to be a highly specific and sensitive marker for myocardial cellular damage in many mammalian species. The structure of cTnI is highly conserved across species, and assays for human cTnI (including the one used in the current study) have been validated in the dog. Blood concentrations of cTnI rise rapidly after cardiomyocyte damage, and assay of cTnI potentially may be valuable in many clinical diseases. The purpose of this study was to establish the normal… CONTINUE READING