Heart-type, fatty-acid binding protein can be a diagnostic marker in acute coronary syndromes


Cavus U., Coskun F. , Yavuz B. , Ciftci O., Sahiner L., Aksoy H., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.98, no.7, pp.1067-1070, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1067-1070

Abstract

Objectives: Chest pain is one of the most common complaints among patients admitted to emergency departments. Cardiac troponins, CK-MB and myoglobin, which are used routinely in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), are not elevated in the initial hours of ACS-precluding their usefulness in the early diagnosis. The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy of H-FABP compared to myoglobin and CK-MB in the early diagnosis of ACS.