What is the role of cardiac enzyme level monitoring in the treatment of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Some practitioners advocate monitoring cardiac enzyme levels in patients who receive prolonged, significant infusions of intravenous beta-agonists. Small studies in children have documented that enzymes such as troponin I may be elevated during terbutaline infusion, although these levels normalize as terbutaline is discontinued. The clinical significance of such enzyme elevation remains unclear. [28, 29]


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