Measurement of biomarkers provides a cost-effective and widely available method to estimate cardiac dysfunction and clinical outcome of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).Sources of data
PubMed entries with terms ‘myocardial infarction’ and the respective biomarker.Areas of agreement
Cardiac troponins and natriuretic peptides are closely related to left ventricular dysfunction and the occurrence of adverse clinical events following AMI.Areas of contention
The incremental value of novel biomarkers is controversial.Future directions
The combination of traditional and novel biomarkers might further improve risk stratification of patients with AMI.Search strategy
We searched all entries on the PubMed database with the MeSH terms ‘myocardial infarction’ and ‘cardiac troponins’, ‘natriuretic peptides’, ‘copeptin’, galectin-3’, ‘corin’, ‘fetuin-A’, ‘adiponectin’ and ‘microRNA’.