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Role of Cardiac Troponin I level in predicting in-hospital outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in Erbil-Iraq

  1. Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq
Version 1 : Received: 8 August 2016 / Approved: 9 August 2016 / Online: 9 August 2016 (14:31:47 CEST)

How to cite: Zangana, S.; Al-Othman, A.; Al-Tawil, N. Role of Cardiac Troponin I level in predicting in-hospital outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in Erbil-Iraq. Preprints 2016, 2016080100 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0100.v1). Zangana, S.; Al-Othman, A.; Al-Tawil, N. Role of Cardiac Troponin I level in predicting in-hospital outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in Erbil-Iraq. Preprints 2016, 2016080100 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0100.v1).

Abstract

Background and objectives: The correlation of cardiac troponin I with early in-hospital outcomes in acute myocardial infarction is not well established. This study aims to assess the role of troponin I in predicting in-hospital outcomes and early left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Patients and methods: In a prospective study, 116 patients (74males and 42 females), with STEMI who had been admitted to the Coronary CareUnit from March 2015 to September 2015 were enrolled. Patients were divided according to the level of troponin I on admission into 3 groups (low, medium and high elevation). Results: The mean age (+ SD) of the patients was 60+11.4 years. The troponin level of 66.2% of males was high compared with 52.4% of females (p=0.002). The incidence of acute pulmonary edema (21.1%), cardiogenic shock (7%) and early left ventricular systolic dysfunction (49.3%) was significantly higher among patients with high troponin level compared with (0%, 0% and 16%, respectively) among patients with low troponin level. All deaths and cardiac arrest were of high troponin level. Conclusions: High admission troponin I in STEMI permits early identification of patients at increased risk of major cardiac complications and death.

Subject Areas

Cardiac troponin I; Ischemic heart disease

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