Table 5

 Primary diagnosis, in-hospital and 6-month all-cause mortality in patients with and without acute coronary syndrome with raised troponin T levels

nTnT, median (range)In-hospital mortality, n (%)6-month mortality, n (%)
ACS, acute coronary syndrome; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; TnT, troponin T.
*In-hospital mortality, non-ACS v ACS; p<0.001.
†6-month mortality, non-ACS v ACS; p = 0.020.
No ACS
Cardiovascular
    Congestive cardiac failure190.05 (0.01–0.12)6 (32)8 (42)
    Supraventricular tachycardia100.04 (0.01–0.13)0 (0)1 (10)
    Hypotension60.03 (0.01–0.11)0 (0)0 (0)
    Myopericarditis30.02 (0.02–0.03)0 (0)0 (0)
    Pulmonary embolism20.11 (0.06–0.16)1 (50)1 (50)
    Malignant hypertension10.020 (0)0 (0)
    Cardiac arrest10.601 (100)1 (100)
    Subtotal420.05 (0.01–0.60)8 (19)11 (26)
Respiratory
    Chest infection or exacerbation of COPD280.04 (0.02–0.15)13 (46)16 (57)
Gastrointestinal
    Bowel perforation40.06 (0.02–0.13)2 (50)2 (50)
    Bleed30.03 (0.03–1.02)3 (100)3 (100)
    Hepatorenal syndrome10.051 (100)1 (100)
    Subtotal80.05 (0.02–1.02)6 (75)6 (75)
Renal failure40.06 (0.02–0.40)1 (25)1 (25)
Stroke80.09 (0.02–0.17)5 (63)5 (63)
Sepsis or septicaemia120.05 (0.02–1.72)6 (50)6 (50)
Malignancy70.05 (0.02–0.46)3 (43)3 (43)
Collapse or fall70.03 (0.02–0.29)1 (14)1 (14)
Others20.05 (0.01–0.09)0 (0)0 (0)
Total1180.05 (0.01–1.72)43 (36)*49 (42)†
ACS
Total1950.34 (0.01–33.61)36 (18)*56 (29)†