Postoperative troponin I values: insult or injury?


BACKGROUND Troponin I (TnI) is increasingly employed as a highly specific marker of acute myocardial ischemia. The value of this marker after cardiac surgery is unclear. HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study was to measure serum TnI levels prospectively at 1, 6, and 72 h after elective cardiac operations. In addition, TnI levels were measured from the shed… (More)


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