Cardiac troponin-T and CK-MB (mass) levels in cardiac and non cardiac disease

G. Chinnapu Reddy, G. Kusumanjali, A. H.R. Sharada, Pragna Rao

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Abstract

Serum cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and CKMB (mass) were analysed in three groups of patients. The first group (n=32) were patients with acute coronary syndromes including myocardial infarction. The second group (n=35) were patients with hypertension. The third group (n=24) were patients who had succumbed to non cardiac diseases. In all 3 groups, cardiac troponin T was elevated when compared with controls (p<0.001). However, CKMB elevation was not significant in all groups. CKMB levels correlated well with troponin T levels only when CKMB was greater than 50 ng/ml (r=1.00). Small elevations of troponin T identifies minimal cardiac necrosis and patients can benefit from early invasive therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 07-2004

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Chinnapu Reddy, G., Kusumanjali, G., Sharada, A. H. R., & Rao, P. (2004). Cardiac troponin-T and CK-MB (mass) levels in cardiac and non cardiac disease. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 19(2), 91-94.