Highly-sensitive troponin I is increased in patients with gynecological cancers.

Clinical biochemistry

PubMedID: 23660299

Danese E, Montagnana M, Giudici S, Aloe R, Franchi M, Guidi GC, Lippi G. Highly-sensitive troponin I is increased in patients with gynecological cancers. Clin Biochem. 2013;46(12):1135-8.
OBJECTIVES
To investigate troponin I (TnI) in patients with gynecological cancers.

METHODS
Highly-sensitive (HS) and conventional TnI were measured in 25 patients with untreated ovarian cancer, 25 with endometriosis and 25 with benign masses.

RESULTS
Both HS and conventional TnI were increase in cancer patients. Values above the cut-off were found in 44% and 16% cancer patients using HS and conventional TnI methods, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS
Cardiac involvement is frequent in patients with gynecological cancers and should be preferably assessed using HS troponin immunoassays.