Prognosis of patients with acute coronary artery syndromes appears to be related to the extent of cardiac troponin elevation. Higher levels of cardiac troponin suggest more severe damage and this is combination with other clinical factors should guide therapy.
Elevated cardiac troponin T or I levels in patients with unstable coronary artery disease are associated with an increased risk of cardiac events and a short-term risk of death. Increased troponin T levels have also been shown to be an independent risk factor for long-term cardiac death.
Last reviewed 01/2018