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Troponin T concentrations 72 hours after myocardial infarction as a serological estimate of infarct size
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    Authors' reply: Troponin T levels and infarct size

    Dear Editor

    We agree with Dr Al-Mohammad that the classification into the two study groups (non-reperfusion and reperfusion, respectively) carries some risk for mis-classification. Nevertheless, grouping done in the present study was based on cautious evaluation of different clinical and angiographic parameters as best as possible.[1]

    Another point mentioned by Dr Al-Mohammad is the interpretation of the...

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    Infarct size & troponin T: reliance on mis-interpreted basic data!

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the study by Licka et al. published in a recent issue of Heart.[1] The authors classified 37 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) into two groups, according to the results of "induced" re-canalisation. Such classification is not always correct when it relies on delayed angiography in the patients treated either conservatively or with a thrombolytic...

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