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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By combining clinical information and EKG findings with H-FABP and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) concentrations, the Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (MACS) clinical prediction model can stratify patients with acute chest pain into 4 risk groups.
Prognostic value of cardiac troponin T after noncardiac surgery: 6-month follow-up data.
3] Nonstandard abbreviations: AMI, acute myocardial infarction; ACS, acute coronary syndrome; CHD, coronary heart disease; hs, high-sensitivity; NSTEMI, non-ST-segment myocardial infarction; cTnl, cardiac troponin 1; cTnT, cardiac troponin T.
It is noteworthy that when later samples (collected at 8 and 16 hours after onset of symptoms) are included, troponin I's ability to predict mortality seemed to approach that of the combination model involving troponin T and the ECG.
Sample Time of sample Total CK CK-MB Troponin T no.
Small changes in troponin T levels are common in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and are linked to higher mortality.
Prognostic value of troponin T and I among asymptomatic patients with end-stage renal disease: a meta-analysis.
The content and distribution of troponin I, troponin T, myoglobin, and alpha-hydroxybutyric acid dehydrogenase in the human heart.
The new test uses seven drops of blood to detect a protein, cardiac troponin T, that has been recognized as a new marker for heart damage.
Based on the fourth generation Roche cardiac troponin T (cTnT) assay data (an assay that is not highly sensitive), 94% of patients (3984/4215) had increased values.