Prevalence and prognostic significance of preprocedural cardiac troponin elevation among pPatients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: Results from the evaluation of drug eluting stents and ischemic events registry
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Coronary Artery Disease
Baseline elevation of cTn is relatively common among patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing PCI and is an independent prognostic indicator of ischemic complications. If these data are confirmed in future studies, consideration should be given to routine testing of cTn before performance of PCI in this patient population.