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Do High Sensitivity Troponin and Natriuretic Peptide Predict Death or Serious Cardiac Outcomes After Syncope?

07:00 EST 5th February 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Do High Sensitivity Troponin and Natriuretic Peptide Predict Death or Serious Cardiac Outcomes After Syncope?"

An estimated 1.2 million annual emergency department (ED) visits for syncope/ near syncope occur in the United States. Cardiac biomarkers are frequently obtained during the ED evaluation, but the prognostic value of index high-sensitivity troponin (hscTnT) and Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) are unclear. The objective of this study was to determine if hscTnT and NT-proBNP drawn in the ED are independently associated with 30-day death/ serious cardiac outcomes in adult patients presenting with syncope.

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Name: Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
ISSN: 1553-2712
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