Is Cardiac Troponin I Valuable to Detect Low-Level Myocardial Damage in Congestive Heart Failure?

ŞİRİN G., Borlu F.

MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL, vol.53, no.2, pp.172-178, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objectives: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a heart disease with a growing incidence and prevalence. Creatine kinase-myocardial base (CK-MB) is generally used to determine myocardial damage; however, it is insufficiently sensitive to measure the relatively low level of myocardial damage that typically occurs in heart failure (HF). The use of cardiac troponins, which are far more sensitive and specific, has become common to identify myocardial damage and permits the detection of even minute amounts of damage. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether cardiac troponin I (cTnI) can be used to detect low-level myocardial damage occurring in CHF in real-life conditions.