Clinical usefulness and prognostic value of elevated cardiac troponin I levels in acute pulmonary embolism.

@article{Mehta2003ClinicalUA,
  title={Clinical usefulness and prognostic value of elevated cardiac troponin I levels in acute pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Nirav J Mehta and Ketan Jani and Ijaz Ahmad Khan},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={145 5},
  pages={821-5}
}
BACKGROUND Right ventricular myocardial ischemia and injury contribute to right ventricular dysfunction and failure during acute pulmonary embolism. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in the assessment of right ventricular involvement and short-term prognosis in acute pulmonary embolism METHODS Thirty-eight patients with acute pulmonary embolism were included in the study. Clinical characteristics, right ventricular involvement… CONTINUE READING

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