Raised cardiac troponins: Troponins seem to be sensitive but not specific

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7457.111 (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:111
  1. Matthew L Grove, consultant rheumatologist (Matthew.Grove@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk)
  1. Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields NE29 8NH

    EDITOR—The initial statement in Ammann et al's editorial on raised cardiac troponins, “Troponin T and troponin I are highly sensitive and specific markers of myocardial injury,” is contradicted by a later statement: “In sepsis, for example, cardiac troponins are raised in …

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