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A single level of plasma troponin-I predicts left ventricular remodelling after primary angioplasty
  1. Gen-Min Lin,
  2. Yi-Hwei Li,
  3. Kai-Min Chu,
  4. Chih-Lu Han
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gen-Min Lin, Department of Internal Medicine, No.163, Jiali Road, Xincheng Township, Hualien County 97144, Taiwan; farmer507{at}yahoo.com.tw

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To the Editor We appreciate the work by Hallén et al,1 which reported that a single-point measurement of cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) 24 or 48 h after primary angioplasty for those with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) provides substantial prognostic information on the evolution of left ventricular function and the risk of left ventricular expansion. Actually, a single level of cTnI after primary angioplasty is associated with a variety of factors including the mass of myocardial necrosis, the metabolic rates and the haemodynamic status. As we know, timing to perform coronary catheterisation is …

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