Heart Type Fatty Acid Binding Protein Is More Sensitive Than Troponin I and Creatine Kinase Myocardial Band at Early Stage in Determining Myocardial Injury Caused by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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Ozdemir L., Elonu O. H. , GÖÇMEN A. Y.

INTERNATIONAL HEART JOURNAL, vol.52, no.3, pp.143-145, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/ihj.52.143
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-145


Measurement of circulating cardiac biomarkers has enabled early diagnosis and risk assessment of acute coronary syndrome. Heart type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) is a relatively novel marker for the diagnosis of myocardial injury. The purpose of the present study was to compare H-FABP with Troponin I (cTnI) and creatine kinase myocardial band (CK-MB) in determining myocardial injury in patients with early stage of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).