Postprocedural hs-TnT Levels May Not Aid Mortality Risk Prediction After PCI
Postprocedural elevations in high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) levels are not associated with increased mortality risk independently of baseline levels among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), researchers report. "In patients with coronary artery disease undergoing elective PCI, the baseline level of hs-TnT was strongly and independently associated with three-year mortality, whereas post-procedural hs-TnT elevations did not provide additional prognostic information beyond the baseline hs-TnT level," write study authors Gjin Ndrepepa and colleagues in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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