Cardiac markers for myocardial infarction. A brief review.


Journal Article (Review)

Blood testing for biomarkers of myocardial injury plays an increasingly important role for the evaluation, diagnosis, and triage of patients with chest pain. The guidelines for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) have recently changed and prominently incorporate the results of cardiac marker testing in the clinical definition of MI. We review these updated guidelines for MI definition as it pertains to cardiac biomarker testing and further compare the differing biology and release kinetics of clinically relevant biomarkers. Finally, we define the contemporary use of cardiac biomarker testing for patients with chest pain, including appropriate integration of point-of-care testing into day-to-day clinical use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewandrowski, K; Chen, A; Januzzi, J

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 118 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • S93 - S99

PubMed ID

  • 14569816

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14569816

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9173

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1309/3EK7-YVV9-228C-E1XT


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England