Prognostic Value of Isolated Troponin I Elevation After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Oct 5;
Authors: Cavallini C, Verdecchia P, Savonitto S, Arraiz G, Violini R, Olivari Z, Rubartelli P, De Servi S, Plebani M, Steffenino G, Sbarzaglia P, Ardissino D,
Background-Mild elevations of cardiac troponin are frequent after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Their prognostic value is uncertain in the absence of changes in creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB). METHODS AND RESULTS: =0.069). A cTnI elevation >0.45 ng/mL was associated with a higher risk of mortality (4.5% versus 2.7%; hazard ratio, 1.68; 95% confidence interval, 1.01 to 2.80; P=0.044), which, however, did not remain significant after adjustment for concomitant risk factors (hazard ratio, 1.45; 95% confidence interval, 0.86 to 2.46; P=0.162). Postprocedural cTnI elevation was associated with coronary and clinical features consistent with a worse risk profile. Conclusions-In the absence of a rise in CK-MB, elevated cTnI levels after PCI are associated with a modest increased risk of death. However, this is not independent of the concomitant adverse baseline clinical characteristics of these patients.
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