Dealing with Troponin Elevations- hs cTn-1 or hs cTn-T. Diagnostic Sensitivity and Specificity: Troponin 1 vs. Troponin T. Troponin T elevation predicts mortality associated with myocardial infarction (peak Troponin T >0.05ng/ml). Troponin I elevation (peak >0..5ng/ml)predictor of mortality. What about Specificity?
Featured Results from ACC 2014 in NEJM Journal Watch & CardioExchange — Physician’s First Watch
Featured Results from ACC 2014 in NEJM Journal Watch & CardioExchange
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors
The following studies were released at the American College of Cardiology's annual scientific session:
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T may help sort out patients with chest pain who need to be admitted to the hospital. Levels under 5 ng/L had a 30-day negative predictive value of 99.6%.
In noncardiac surgery, use of aspirin with or without clonidine in the perioperative period didn't affect an outcome measured as a composite of death or nonfatal MI by 30 days, according to the POISE-2 investigators.