A cost effective parameter for predicting the troponin elevation in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning: red cell distribution width


Kaya H., Coskun A., Beton O., Kurt R., Yildirimli M. K. , Gul I.

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.20, ss.2891-2898, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2891-2898

Özet

OBJECTIVE: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is very common worldwide. Despite the fact that CO is known to have cardiotoxic effects, as it has non-specific symptoms; cardiotoxicity could easily be overlooked, especially when troponin is not measured. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between troponin I levels and red cell distribution width (RDW) levels, which can be measured rapidly, easily, and afforda-bly in the Emergency Room (ER).