Table 4. Causes of Death According to Cardiac Troponin I Concentrations
Numbers in parentheses are percentages of patients. Cardiogenic shock was defined as a cardiac index < 2l · min−1· m−2with a pulmonary wedge pressure > 18 mmHg.
* Cardiac death was significantly associated with cTnI concentrations higher than 13 ng/ml (P = 0.001);
† One patient died at day 12 without any previous complication. Although the probability of a sudden death (severe arrhythmia?) was high, we classified it as “unknown” cause.