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Troponin-based risk stratification of patients with acute nonmassive pulmonary embolism: systematic review and metaanalysis.

Authors
  • Jiménez, David1
  • Uresandi, Fernando2
  • Otero, Remedios3
  • Lobo, José Luis4
  • Monreal, Manuel5
  • Martí, David6
  • Zamora, Javier7
  • Muriel, Alfonso7
  • Aujesky, Drahomir8
  • Yusen, Roger D9
  • 1 Respiratory Department, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Spain)
  • 2 Respiratory Department, Cruces Hospital, Bilbao, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 3 Respiratory Department, Virgen del Rocío Hospital, Sevilla, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 4 Respiratory Department, Txagorritxu Hospital, Vitoria, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 5 Medicine Department, Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 6 Cardiology Department, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 7 Biostatistics Unit, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 8 Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 9 Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
October 2009
Volume
136
Issue
4
Pages
974–982
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1378/chest.09-0608
PMID: 19465511
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results of this metaanalysis indicate that elevated troponin levels do not adequately discern normotensive patients with acute symptomatic PE who are at high risk for death from those who are at low risk for death.

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