Troponin T in elders with suspected acute coronary syndromes.

  title={Troponin T in elders with suspected acute coronary syndromes.},
  author={Thomas P. Noeller and Stephen W Meldon and William Franklin Peacock and Charles L. Emerman and Ellen S McErlean and Frederick Vanlente and Steven Evan Nissen},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={21 4},
Troponin T (TnT) elevations (> or =0.1 ng/mL) indicate an increased risk of adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). There is little data on the prognostic significance of TnT in elders with ACS. We sought to define the ability of TnT to predict adverse outcomes in elders with suspected ACS compared with the younger cohort. This is a nested cohort study of patients aged <65 and > or =65 years with suspected ACS. Serial ECGs, CKMB and TnT assays were obtained at… CONTINUE READING
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