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Cardiac troponin T in unstable angina

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.1330a (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1330

Troponin T could be used to identify patients needing early treatment

  1. A S Wierzbicki,
  2. T M Reynolds
  1. Senior lecturer in chemical pathology St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EH
  2. Consultant chemical pathologist Burton Hospitals, Burton on Trent DE13 0RB

    EDITOR,—The paper by Peter Stubbs and colleagues has many interesting implications for the practical care of patients with chest pain1 and correlates well with other studies.2 The clinical data presented in the authors' table 1 show that the group who were positive for troponin T had a stormier clinical course and stayed in hospital 2.5 days longer than the group who were negative for troponin T. Yet none …

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