Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 91–94

Cardiac troponin-T and CK-MB (mass) levels in cardiac and non cardiac disease

  • G. Chinnapu Reddy
  • G. Kusumanjali
  • A. H. R. Sharada
  • Pragna Rao
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02894263

Cite this article as:
Reddy, G.C., Kusumanjali, G., Sharada, A.H.R. et al. Indian J Clin Biochem (2004) 19: 91. doi:10.1007/BF02894263

Abstract

Serum cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and CKMB (mass) were analysed in three groups of patients. The first group (n=32) were patients with acute coronary syndromes including myocardial infarction. The second group (n=35)were patients with hypertension. The third group (n=24) were patients who had succumbed to non cardiac diseases. In all 3 groups, cardiac troponin T was elevated when compared with controls (p<0.001). However, CKMB elevation was not significant in all groups. CKMB levels correlated well with troponin T levels only when CKMB was greater than 50 ng/ml (r=1.00). Small elevations of troponin T identifies minimal cardiac necrosis and patients can benefit from early invasive therapy.

Key Words

Troponin-T CK-MB (mass) hypertension acute coronary syndromes 

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© Association of Clinical Biochemists of India 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Chinnapu Reddy
    • 1
  • G. Kusumanjali
    • 1
  • A. H. R. Sharada
    • 1
  • Pragna Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Kamineni Institute of Medical SciencesNalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh
  2. 2.Kamineni Hospitals Ltd.HyderabadIndia

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