Significance of serum cardiac troponin I levels in pulmonary embolism


Kilinc G., DOĞAN Ö. T. , BERK S. , EPÖZTÜRK K. , ÖZŞAHİN S. L. , AKKURT İ.

JOURNAL OF THORACIC DISEASE, vol.4, no.6, pp.588-593, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2012.10.13
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THORACIC DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.588-593

Abstract

Background: Some biomarkers can be helpful in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) and determining of severity and prognosis of the disease. In this study, we aimed to analyze the elevated cardiac troponin I (cTnI) levels and its association with electrocardiography (ECG) and transthoracic echocardiography (IT E) findings in patients with PE.