cardiology
Ischaemic heart disease

High sensitivity troponin tests ‘flawed’ say cardiologists

Using a single cutoff of high sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnl) to diagnose acute myocardial infarction is both flawed and inappropriate, warn British cardiologists. While the test may be useful to rule out acute MI, the use of a single abnormal value to rule in acute MI would lead to widespread overinvestigation and overdiagnosis, they ...

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