TITLE

Implementation of a Sensitive Troponin I Assay and Risk of Recurrent Myocardial Infarction and Death in Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Mills, Nicholas L.; Churchhouse, Antonia M. D.; Kuan Ken Lee; Anand, Atul; Gamble, David; Shah, Anoop S. V.; Paterson, Elspeth; MacLeod, Margaret; Graham, Catriona; Walker, Simon; Denvir, Martin A.; Fox, Keith A. A.; Newby, David E.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;3/23/2011, Vol. 305 Issue 12, p1210
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study which investigated the link between lowering the diagnostic threshold for myocardial infarction (MI) with a sensitive troponin assay and improved clinical outcomes. The study involved patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) admitted to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in Scotland. Less than 0.05 ng/mL plasma troponin concentrations were found in 1,340 patients. An increase in the diagnosis of MI due to the implementation of a sensitive troponin assay was observed in patients with suspected ACS.
ACCESSION #
59495176

 

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