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Clin Lab Med. 1997 Dec;17(4):613-23.

Utility of cardiac troponins in patients with suspected cardiac trauma or after cardiac surgery.

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Rudd Heart & Lung Center, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.


Detection of cardiac injury after blunt chest wall trauma or cardiac surgery is problematic. Previously available biomarkers have been hindered largely by limitations of specifity for myocardial damage. Both cardiac troponin I and T have been evaluated in these patient subgroups. While many questions remain unanswered, it appears that measurement of troponin proteins will facilitate patient care in these difficult situations.

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