alexa Acute Ischemic Stroke with Elevated Cardiac Troponin: A
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Acute Ischemic Stroke with Elevated Cardiac Troponin: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Bhavna Balaney and Marion A Hofmann Bowman*

Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Marion A Hofmann Bowman
Department of Medicine
Section of Cardiology
University of Chicago, USA
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Received March 28, 2016; Accepted April 22, 2016; Published April 27, 2016

Citation: Balaney B, Bowman MAH (2016) Acute Ischemic Stroke with Elevated Cardiac Troponin: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Clin Case Rep 6:777. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000777

Copyright: © 2016 Balaney B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Elevated cardiac troponin (cTn) signals myocardial necrosis and injury but does not specify the mechanism of that injury. The measurement of cardiac troponins is widely used to diagnose myocardial infarction and has become an important tool for the risk stratification and clinical management of patients with acute coronary syndrome


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