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What is cardiac-specific troponin t?
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Dr. Martin Bress
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In brief: A biomarker
Measurement of troponin t is used to help make the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack).
The chemical leaks from damaged heart muscle and confirms injury to the heart. A new assay called highly sensitive troponin is now available and is 10 times more sensitive and increases the speed and accuracy of the diagnosis. If the result is negative 3 hours after chest pain, mi is unlikely.

In brief: A biomarker
Measurement of troponin t is used to help make the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack).
The chemical leaks from damaged heart muscle and confirms injury to the heart. A new assay called highly sensitive troponin is now available and is 10 times more sensitive and increases the speed and accuracy of the diagnosis. If the result is negative 3 hours after chest pain, mi is unlikely.
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