Cardiac Biomarkers

Brian P. Shapiro, Luciano Babuin and Allan S. Jaffe

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Cardiac Biomarkers

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The need for a rapid and reliable diagnosis of myocardial infarction is crucial. Initial efforts focused on clinical assessment and electrocardiography, but over time it became clear that they are often nondiagnostic. Therefore, clinicians now rely heavily on cardiac biomarkers. Guidelines call for the routine assessment of cardiac biomarkers for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. The cardiac biomarkers cardiac troponin and creatine kinase are reviewed in this chapter: cardiac troponin, creatine kinase, as are their use in acute myocardial infarction diagnosis and prognosis.

Chapter.  3372 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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