Bottom line: Measurement of troponin is an important prognostic indicator in the initial evaluation of patients with ADHF. This early assessment of risk should be factored into medical decisions with respect to triage and medical management.
Citation: Peacock FW, De Marco T, Fonarow GC, et al. Cardiac troponin and outcome in acute heart failure. N Engl J Med 2008;358:2117-26