Usefulness of cardiac troponin I in patients undergoing open heart surgery.

@article{Greenson2001UsefulnessOC,
  title={Usefulness of cardiac troponin I in patients undergoing open heart surgery.},
  author={N Greenson and John A Macoviak and Padma Krishnaswamy and Ryan Morrisey and Cynthia H. James and Paul C Clopton and Robert Fitzgerald and Alan S. Maisel},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={447-55}
}
BACKGROUND Significant myocardial injury during cardiac surgery is associated with a 10-fold increase in 2-year complication rates, yet there remains no clinical gold standard for diagnosis. Troponin I has complete cardiospecificity and is clinically used for diagnosis of myocardial infarction in other settings. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred consecutive patients undergoing open heart surgery (71 coronary artery bypass grafts and 29 aortic valve replacements) were enrolled and blood samples… CONTINUE READING