Does measurement of troponin T add to ability to stratify risk?BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.1330b (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1330
- R Lee Kennedy
- Professor Department of Medicine, City Hospitals, Sunderland SR4 7TP
EDITOR,—Peter Stubbs and colleagues' paper confirms that cardiac markers are positive in a proportion of patients with unstable angina and that these patients have a poorer prognosis.1 Some points from this study are worth highlighting.
Precise definition of unstable angina is not easy. Not all patients in this study presented with accelerated angina, electrocardiographic changes, or positive results of a stress test. The diagnoses and troponin T status of patients without unstable angina are not presented. It is thus impossible to gauge the true …