Normal presenting levels of high-sensitivity troponin and myocardial infarction.

  title={Normal presenting levels of high-sensitivity troponin and myocardial infarction.},
  author={Rebeca Hoeller and Mar{\'i}a Rubini Gim{\'e}nez and Tobias Reichlin and Raphael Twerenbold and Christa Zellweger and Berit Moehring and Karin Wildi and Michael Freese and Claudia Stelzig and Beate Hartmann and Melanie Stoll and Tamina Mosimann and Miriam Reiter and Philip Haaf and Mira Mueller and Bernadette Meller and Thomas Hochgruber and Catharina Balmelli and Seoung Mann Sou and Karsten Murray and Heike Freidank and Stephan Steuer and Jan Minners and Stefan O\sswald and Christian M{\"u}ller},
  volume={99 21},
OBJECTIVE To analyse whether levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) below their respective 99th percentile can be used as a single parameter to rule out acute myocardial infarction (AMI) at presentation. DESIGN Prospective, multicentre study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES We measured hs-cTn using four different methods (hs-cTnT Roche, hs-cTnI Siemens, hs-cTnI Beckman Coulter and hs-cTnI Abbott) in consecutive patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain. Two… CONTINUE READING