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2021 Feb 17

BMC Cardiovasc Disord



High-sensitive cardiac troponin for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in different chronic kidney disease stages.



Chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). High-sensitive cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) has been evidenced to enhance the early diagnostic accuracy of AMI, but hs-cTn levels are often chronically elevated in CKD patients, which reduces their diagnostic utility. The aim of this study was to derive optimal cutoff-values of hs-cTn levels in patients with CKD and suspected AMI.