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Troponin testing: beware pulmonary embolus
  1. S Conroy,
  2. I Kamal,
  3. J Cooper
  1. Bedford Hospital, Bedford, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr S Conroy
 Bedford Hospital, Kempston Road, Bedford MK42 9DJ, UK;


Serum troponin estimation is widely used in the diagnosis and management of coronary syndromes, but it is possible to be misled by a positive result unless it is put carefully into clinical context. The serum troponin can be positive in pulmonary embolus and carries prognostic significance. A case report is presented and a review of the relevant literature.

  • pulmonary embolus
  • diagnosis
  • troponin

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