Early diagnosis of myocardial infarction using absolute and relative changes in cardiac troponin concentrations.

@article{Irfan2013EarlyDO,
  title={Early diagnosis of myocardial infarction using absolute and relative changes in cardiac troponin concentrations.},
  author={Affan Irfan and Tobias Reichlin and Raphael Twerenbold and Marc Meister and Berit Moehring and Karin Wildi and Stefano Bassetti and Christa Zellweger and Maria Rubini Gim{\'e}nez and Rebeca Hoeller and Karsten Murray and Seoung Mann Sou and Mira Mueller and Tamina Mosimann and Miriam Reiter and Philip Haaf and Ronny Ziller and Heike Freidank and Stefan O\sswald and Christian M{\"u}ller},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={126 9},
  pages={781-788.e2}
}
BACKGROUND Absolute changes in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) seem to have higher diagnostic accuracy in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction compared with relative changes. It is unknown whether the same applies to high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) assays and whether the combination of absolute and relative change might further increase accuracy. METHODS In a prospective, international multicenter study, high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) was… CONTINUE READING