Reference limits for cardiac troponin T and N-terminal b-type natriuretic propeptide in elders

Older people´s troponin concentrations above the conventional cut-off threshold is a common everyday problem in clinical settings. Especially experienced clinicians often do not pay much attention to these unless there is a clinical suspicion of an acute heart condition behind the person´s symptoms. Nevertheless, troponin is often measured when an elderly person is admitted to the emergency room or sometimes even in non-acute settings, which may cause unnecessary worry and inadequate examinations or follow-up when reference ranges defined for general adult population are applied for the elderly.

Det här är ett utplock av en intressant artikel från KBN – Nr. 2 – vol. 36 – 2024.