Early markers of myocardial injury: cTnI is enough.

  title={Early markers of myocardial injury: cTnI is enough.},
  author={Tuomo J Ilva and Juha Lund and Pekka Porela and H. Mustonen and Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki and Susann Eriksson and Kim Pettersson and Pirjo Tanner and Kari Pulkki},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  volume={400 1-2},
BACKGROUND We compared the early diagnostic and prognostic performance of a highly sensitive cardiac troponin I (cTnI) assay with heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP), in the early hours of acute coronary syndrome. METHODS Serum samples of 293 patients were studied using the Abbott Architect cTnI assay and the H-FABP assay. Special attention was paid to the diagnostic and prognostic value of admission blood samples taken <24 h after symptom onset. The prognostic endpoint was total… CONTINUE READING

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