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Troponin diagnosis

James L Januzzi, Sunil Suchindran, Adrian Coles, Maros Ferencik, Manesh R Patel, Udo Hoffmann, Geoffrey S Ginsburg, Pamela S Douglas
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to examine associations between concentrations of high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) (measured by using a single-molecule counting method) and obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in 1,844 stable, symptomatic outpatients with suspected CAD randomized to undergo coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the PROMISE (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain) trial. BACKGROUND: Elevated concentrations of hsTnI are associated with CAD in patients with myocardial infarction...
March 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Samantha Noll, Heidi Alvey, Namita Jayaprakash, Aniruddha Paranjpe, Joseph Miller, Michele L Moyer, Richard Nowak
INTRODUCTION: Current AHA/ACC guidelines on the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) suggest that an ECG is indicated within 10minutes of arrival for patients arriving to the Emergency Department (ED) with symptoms concerning for STEMI. In response, there has been a creep towards performing ECGs more frequently in triage. The objectives of this study were to quantify the number of triage ECGs performed at our institution, assess the proportion of ECGs performed within current hospital guidelines, and evaluate the rate of STEMI detection in triage ECGs...
February 3, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Hector Cubero-Gallego, Maria Heredia-Rodriguez, Eduardo Tamayo
We aimed to assess the influence of impairment in renal function over the high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) accuracy to diagnose perioperative myocardial infarction (MI) after heart valve surgery. Heart valve surgery was performed in 805 patients from June 2012 to January 2016. Patients with enzymatic curves of hs-cTnT suggestive of myocardial necrosis and electrocardiogram and/or transthoracic echocardiogram criteria were identified as patients with perioperative MI. Impairment in renal function was defined as a postoperative creatinine clearance <50 ml/min at 16 h after surgery and for at least 48 h...
March 12, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Fabian Aus dem Siepen, Christian Baumgärtner, Matthias Müller-Henessen, Florian André, Daniel Messroghli, Marco Ochs, Johannes Riffel, Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus, Matthias G Friedrich, Sebastian J Buss
Background: Myocardial T1 and extracellular volume (ECV) derived from cardiovascular MRIs are more and more widely accepted as important markers for diagnosis, risk prediction and monitoring of cardiac disease. Yet data regarding long-term stability of myocardial T1 mapping are lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term stability of native and postcontrast T1 mapping values in healthy volunteers. Methods: 18 strictly selected healthy volunteers (52±10 years, 12 men) were studied on a Philips Achieva 1...
2018: Open Heart
Udaya Ralapanawa, Thilak Jayalath, Dhanusha Senadhira
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition with varying severity and a range of local and systemic complications. Here we report a patient with acute necrotizing pancreatitis complicated with a true non ST elevation myocardial infarction. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58 year old lady was admitted to our unit with acute onset epigastric pain and vomiting for 4 h duration. Following admission she complained of retrosternal tightening type of a chest pain...
March 9, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kulatunga Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Pramitha Prabhashini Kumarihamy, Miriyalini Sundararajah, Widana Arachchilage Thilak Ananda Jayalath
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic myocarditis is one of the fatal complications of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndromes. Given the rarity of this form of myocarditis, it is often under-recognized. We describe a young girl who presented with features of heart failure. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of eosinophilic myocarditis in a young Sri Lankan female. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 21 year old Sri Lankan female admitted with shortness of breath for 1 week duration with associated low grade fever and profuse sweating...
March 9, 2018: BMC Research Notes
AbdulWahab Hritani, M Fuad Jan, Gregory Schleis, Tara Zehrer, Susan Olet, Khawaja Afzal Ammar, Suhail Allaqaband
BACKGROUND: After the introduction of the universal definition of myocardial infarction, the incidence and diagnosis of type 2 myocardial infarction have risen dramatically, yet there are no clear guidelines on clinical management. Diabetic patients are at high risk for developing type 2 myocardial infarction when admitted in a decompensated state and they are also at high risk for future cardiovascular events. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 1058 patients between 2011 and 2016 admitted with diabetic ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state...
March 5, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
António Gaspar, André P Lourenço, Miguel Álvares Pereira, Pedro Azevedo, Roberto Roncon-Albuquerque, Jorge Marques, Adelino F Leite-Moreira
To test whether remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) as adjuvant to standard of care (SOC) would prevent progression towards heart failure (HF) after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Single-centre parallel 1:1 randomized trial (computerized block-randomization, concealed allocation) to assess superiority of RIC (3 cycles of intermittent 5 min lower limb ischaemia) over SOC in consecutive STEMI patients (NCT02313961, clinical From 258 patients randomized to RIC or SOC, 9 and 4% were excluded because of unconfirmed diagnosis and previously unrecognized exclusion criteria, respectively...
March 7, 2018: Basic Research in Cardiology
Hamidreza Reihani, Alireza Sepehri Shamloo, Assadollah Keshmiri
Background: The role of D-dimer as a diagnostic marker in myocardial infarction (MI) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a question. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of D-dimer in the diagnosis of AMI in patients suspected with ACS. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients suspected with ACS. Serial standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), D-dimer, and troponin tests were done for all the patients. According to the examinations, ECG changes, and troponin, patients were allocated into two groups of MI and unstable angina (UA)...
February 2018: Cardiology Research
Ivo Strebel, Raphael Twerenbold, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Roger Abächerli, Maria Rubini Giménez, Karin Wildi, Karin Grimm, Christian Puelacher, Patrick Badertscher, Zaid Sabti, Dominik Breitenbücher, Janina Jann, Farah Selman, Jeanne du Fay de Lavallaz, Nicolas Schaerli, Thomas Nestelberger, Claudia Stelzig, Michael Freese, Lukas Schumacher, Stefan Osswald, Christian Mueller, Tobias Reichlin
BACKGROUND: The cardiac electrical biomarker (CEB) is a novel electrocardiographic (ECG) marker quantifying the dipolar activity of the heart with higher levels indicating myocardial injury. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 1097 patients presenting with suspected non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) to the emergency department (ED). Digital 12-lead ECGs were recorded at presentation and the CEB values were calculated in a blinded fashion. The final diagnosis was adjudicated by two independent cardiologists...
February 24, 2018: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Richard Lee, David Carr
Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy and the postpartum period are rare but often life-threatening. An emergency physician's differential diagnosis for chest pain in the peripartum patient often includes serious etiologies such as pulmonary embolism or myocardial infarction (MI). A lesser-known but important consideration on the differential for MI is that of a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). SCAD is defined as an intramural hematoma within the coronary artery that compresses the true lumen. Expansion by increased pressures may lead to subsequent myocardial ischemia and infarction...
February 22, 2018: CJEM
Shiva T Radhakrishnan, Aruchuna Mohanaruban, Sami Hoque
BACKGROUND: Myocarditis is a rare complication of therapy with mesalazine, a drug widely prescribed in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of myocarditis occurring in a 49-year-old British man 10 days following initiation of mesalazine therapy for treatment of ulcerative colitis. He presented with troponin-positive chest pain, and the diagnosis of myocarditis was confirmed on the basis of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, which showed subepicardial delayed gadolinium enhancement in the basal to middle inferior and inferolateral segments of the heart...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Irene Turrini, Flavia Sorbi, Viola Ghizzoni, Luca Mannini, Massimiliano Fambrini, Alessandro Terreni, Elisabetta Projetto, Francesca Castiglione, Ivo Noci
BACKGROUND Troponin I is the gold standard for the diagnosis of adult acute coronary syndrome. Although it is known that a hypoxic fetus may produce cTnI, fetal cTnI passage in maternal blood has never been documented. CASE REPORT We report a case where the rise of cTnI in the blood of a pregnant woman was not related to maternal heart disease. Instead, it might be suggestive of a fetal cardiac origin, as there was a severe placental insufficiency with a fetal intrauterine growth restriction. CONCLUSIONS This study suggests that the rise of cTnI in maternal blood in a cardiovascular healthy pregnant woman might have a fetal origin...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Sheeren Khaled, Rajaa Matahen
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains a leading cause of death in the United States. Numerous studies have shown that the degree of LV systolic dysfunction is a major if not the most important determinant of long-term outcome in ACS. OBJECTIVES: To identify the most important risk factors and other clinical predictors which might have impact on left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with ACS. RESULTS: The total patients (299) admitted to our center from July, 2015 till December, 2015; with established diagnosis of ACS were classified in to two groups: Group I: 193 patients with impaired LVEF <40% (64...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Anton Gard, Bertil Lindahl, Gorav Batra, Nermin Hadziosmanovic, Marcus Hjort, Karolina Elisabeth Szummer, Tomasz Baron
OBJECTIVE: The universal definition of myocardial infarction (MI) differentiates MI due to oxygen supply/demand mismatch (type 2) from MI due to plaque rupture (type 1) as well as from myocardial injuries of non-ischaemic or multifactorial nature. The purpose of this study was to investigate how often physicians agree in this classification and what factors lead to agreement or disagreement. METHODS: A total of 1328 patients diagnosed with MI at eight different Swedish hospitals 2011 were included...
February 16, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Philip D Adamson, Amanda Hunter, Debbie M Madsen, Anoop S V Shah, David A McAllister, Tania A Pawade, Michelle C Williams, Colin Berry, Nicholas A Boon, Marcus Flather, John Forbes, Scott McLean, Giles Roditi, Adam D Timmis, Edwin J R van Beek, Marc R Dweck, Hans Mickley, Nicholas L Mills, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: We determined whether high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I can improve the estimation of the pretest probability for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with suspected stable angina. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a prespecified substudy of the SCOT-HEART trial (Scottish Computed Tomography of the Heart), plasma cardiac troponin was measured using a high-sensitivity single-molecule counting assay in 943 adults with suspected stable angina who had undergone coronary computed tomographic angiography...
February 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Kenichiro Suzuki, Kimiaki Komukai, Kotaro Nakata, Renshi Kan, Yuhei Oi, Eri Muto, Yusuke Kashiwagi, Mitsutoshi Tominaga, Satoru Miyanaga, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Kenji Okuno, Masahiko Uzura, Michihiro Yoshimura
Objective This study was carried out to examine the usefulness of point-of-care (POC) cardiac troponin in diagnosing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and to understand the limitations of a POC cardiac troponin I/T-based diagnoses. Methods Patients whose cardiac troponin levels were measured in the emergency department using a POC system (AQT System; Radiometer, Tokyo, Japan) between January and December 2016 were retrospectively examined (N=1449). Patients who were < 20 years of age or who were admitted with cardiopulmonary arrest were excluded...
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Mahsa Karimi, Akbar Shafiee, Mohammadali Boroumand, Ali Bozorgi, Reza Sedaghat, Arash Jalali
BACKGROUND: Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) is a novel biomarker for myocardial injury. We compared the use of H-FABP with serum levels of cardiac troponin-T (cTnT) and creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) in the diagnosis of patients suspicious to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: From October 2013 to December 2014, 182 consecutive patients suspicious to acute coronary syndrome were enrolled in this study, who presented within the past 6 hours from the onset of symptoms...
March 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
Anna Pettersson, Lina Ljung, Caroline Johansson, Umut Heilborn, Tomas Jernberg, Mats Frick, Kai M Eggers, Bertil Lindahl, Rikard Linder, Arne Martinsson, Per Svensson
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the use of a 1-hour measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) in an emergency department (ED) population of chest pain patients with a nonelevated baseline hs-cTnT and to examine the prevalence of early dynamic changes in hs-cTnT and the association with admission rate, diagnosis, and outcome. METHODS: All patients with a chief complaint of chest pain presenting to the ED of Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden, from December 2014 to September 2015 who had a baseline hs-cTnT of ≤14 ng/L and a second value obtained within >30 to ≤90 minutes were followed for 30 days regarding admission, readmission, myocardial infarction (MI), and death...
March 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
Gunasekaran Karthik, Thomas Isaiah Sudarsan, John Victor Peter, Thambu Sudarsanam, George M Varghese, Paul Kundavaram, Sowmya Sathyendra, Ramya Iyyadurai, Kishore Pichamuthu
AIM: To study the spectrum of cardiac manifestations in scrub typhus infection and assess its relationship to outcomes. METHODS: Demographic data, electrocardiographic (ECG) changes, left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function, myocardial injury (defined as troponin T > 14 pg/mL), and pericardial effusion were documented. Myocarditis was diagnosed when myocardial injury was associated with global LV systolic dysfunction. The relationship between myocarditis and outcomes was assessed using logistic regression analysis and expressed as odds ratio (OR) with 95%CI...
February 4, 2018: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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