Mitigation of the clinical significance of spurious elevations of cardiac troponin I in settings of coronary ischemia using serial testing of multiple cardiac markers.

@article{Ng2001MitigationOT,
  title={Mitigation of the clinical significance of spurious elevations of cardiac troponin I in settings of coronary ischemia using serial testing of multiple cardiac markers.},
  author={Szeman Ng and Padma Krishnaswamy and Ryan Morrisey and Paul C Clopton and Robert Fitzgerald and Alan S. Maisel},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={994-9; A4}
}
The ability to differentiate between true positives, false positives, and sporadically elevated cardiac troponin levels has grown in importance as cardiac troponins assume an increasingly dominant role in the diagnosis of coronary syndromes. In a population sample of 1,000 patients who presented consecutively to a large urban hospital emergency room, 50 of 112 patients who had elevated troponin levels (> 0.6 ng/ml) during evaluation for myocardial injury were subsequently found to have had an… CONTINUE READING

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