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Monday, May 09, 2011

Elevated Troponin Levels May Be a Marker for Increased Mortality in ACS

Elevated Troponin Levels May Be a Marker for Increased Mortality in ACS: "Patients with acute coronary syndrome presenting to the emergency department with transient elevation in the ST segment of their electrocardiogram (ECG) who also have elevated troponin levels may be at increased risk for death. The finding suggests that such patients should be treated more aggressively."