Predictive role of high sensitivity troponin T within four hours from presentation of acute coronary syndrome in elderly patients.

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Abstract

Previous studies indicate that the introduction of high-sensitivity troponin T (HsTnT) as a diagnostic tool for chest pain patients in the emergency department (ED) creates a high rate of false-positive tests. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate if the diagnostic performance of HsTnT for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) up to 3-4 h after presentation in elderly patients can be improved.

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Authors
  • Catharina Cedercrantz-Borna
  • Katarina Lockman Frostred
  • Ulf Ekelund
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  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
JournalBMC Emergency Medicine
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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