THE GENERATION DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM
Cardiac troponins are currently the most sensitive and specific biochemical markers of myocardial necrosis. There are three types of troponin in heart muscle fibers. Those are troponin-C, -I, and -T. Together they contribute to make cardiac muscle fibers contract. The clinical measurement of serum Tn-I has become an important tool in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Serum Tn-I is a more reliable than creatine kinase as a prognostic marker in people with ischemic chest pain. National and international scientific organizations have suggested the use of troponins, Tn-I and Tn-T, when implementing new diagnostic strategies in patients with acute coronary syndrome.