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, vol.20, no.13, pp.2891-2898, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2891-2898

Abstract

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).