Detectable serum troponin I in patients with heart failure of nonmyocardial ischemic origin

Luigi La Vecchia, Gabriella Mezzena, Renato Ometto, Giuseppe Finocchi, Francesco Bedogni, Giuliano Soffiati, Mario Vincenzi

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Abstract

Cardiac troponin I, a specific and sensitive marker of myocardial damage, was detected in the blood of 6 of 26 patients studied in our Heart Failure Clinic. In these patients functional class, ventricular function, and prognosis were significantly worse than in those without detectable troponin I. This study suggests that troponin I may represent the biochemical marker of myocardial damage occurring in severe heart failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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