Diagnostic value of serial measurement of cardiac markers in patients with chest pain: limited value of adding myoglobin to troponin I for exclusion of myocardial infarction.

@article{Eggers2004DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of serial measurement of cardiac markers in patients with chest pain: limited value of adding myoglobin to troponin I for exclusion of myocardial infarction.},
  author={Kai Marten Eggers and Jonas Oldgren and Anna M Nordenskj{\"o}ld and Bertil Lindahl},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={148 4},
  pages={574-81}
}
BACKGROUND Despite improved laboratory assays for cardiac markers and a revised standard for definition of myocardial infarction (AMI), early detection of coronary ischemia in unselected patients with chest pain remains a difficult challenge. METHODS Rapid measurements of troponin I (TnI), creatine kinase MB (CK-MB), and myoglobin were performed in 197 consecutive patients with chest pain and a nondiagnostic electrocardiogram for AMI. The early diagnostic performances of these markers and… CONTINUE READING