troponin T


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troponin T

A protein, found in both skeletal and cardiac muscle, that can be detected in the blood following injury to heart muscle. Assays for it can be used as rapid tests for myocardial infarction (MI). Troponin I (which is released only by heart and not by skeletal muscles) is a more specific marker for MI than troponin T.
See also: troponin
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Troponin T elevations was associated with severity of stroke, higher age of the patients, ECG changes and Insula involvement.
At baseline, 897 (40%) of these patients had troponin T levels of 14 ng/L or higher, the current cutoff point for both men and women.
Serum troponin T concentration as a predictor of mortality in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients.
E, 2000 "Relation between troponin T concentration and mortality in patients presenting with an acute stroke : observational study", BMJ, New Zealand, 320 (7248), 1502-1504.
Diagnostic efficiency of troponin T measurements in acute myocardial infarction.
Ironically, patients with renal failure have been found to have elevated levels of cardiac troponin T without any other evidence of myocardial necrosis.
Troponin T showed up in the blood serum of 33 (39 percent) of the 84 patients who had reported ongoing chest pains even while resting -- the more serious form of unstable angina.
19 May 2014 - The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for England and Wales today issued draft diagnostics guidance recommending Roche Diagnostics' Elecsys troponin T high-sensitive test and Abbott Diagnostics' ARCHITECT STAT high-sensitivity troponin I assay for more rapid diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.
Increase of troponin T after elective percutaneous coronary intervention has stronger prognostic implication when compared to increased creatine kinase.
He evaluated the sensitivities of IMA, cardiac troponin T, and the ECG for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in 208 patients who presented to the emergency department within 3 hours of onset of acute chest pain.