The value of raised troponin I levels in the elderly

Muna Al-Jawad, Phyo K Myint, Sanoj M Chacko, Helen M May, Sarah L Vowler

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Abstract

Raised troponin I levels are associated with higher mortality (Antman et al, 1996; Ohman et al, 1996). As older patients with cardiac events can present with non-specific symptoms, the measurement of troponin I levels in this population has increased. The authors have noted elevated troponin I levels in older patients even in the absence of clinical evidence suggestive of cardiac damage, where a raised value is not fully understood. Most of the literature relates to a younger population (Bakshi et al, 2002).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537
Number of pages1
JournalBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine
Volume66
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biomarkers
  • Coronary Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Troponin I

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