Journal article

Measurement of cardiac troponin I levels in the emergency department: predictive value for cardiac and all-cause mortality

G Wilcox, PD Archer, M Bailey, L Dziukas, CF Lim, HG Schneider

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of cardiac troponin I levels in cardiac and all-cause mortality in patients presenting to an emergency department. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: The emergency department of a major tertiary teaching hospital in metropolitan Melbourne over a six-week period in 1998. PATIENTS: All patients with requests for cardiac enzyme level measurement. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cardiac and all-cause mortality within 30 days of presentation. RESULTS: 424 patients (232 men, 192 women; age range, 16-93 years) were reviewed. The 30-day mortality rate was 7.3% (31/424); in patients with raised levels of both creatine kinase (CK)-MB isoenzyme and troponin I ..

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