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Submitted: 20 January 2007 Modified: 05 June 2017
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD011907070149

Relationship between levels of troponin T and outcome of patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction.

Vincent Paul C. Rebollido

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OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the prognostic value of cardiac troponin levels in serum at the time of hospital admission with regards to the outcome of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).


STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional type of study


SETTING: Department of Medicine MCU - FDTMF Hospital from 2000 - 2005


RESULTS: The results showed that the levels of troponin T are significantly higher as the severity of AMI progresses. In AMI Killip IV, 75 percent of the patients in the category had levels more than 0.1. Thirteen out of sixteen patients in that category died (mortality rate: 81 percent). This corresponds to the extensive myocardial damage, resulting in irreversible cardiogenic shock.


CONCLUSION: The study concludes that an elevated cardiac troponin T level on admission is an independent marker of mortality and morbidity in patients with AMI and ST-segment elevation. (Author)

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Others
Title
Philippine Scientific Journal
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
July-December 2005
Volume
38
Issue
2
Page(s)
43-48

Publication Type
Research Report
Date
November 30, 2004
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