Biochemical markers are playing an important role in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Due to their high sensitivity and absolute specificity for myocardial damage, cardiac troponins represent the most widely used biomarkers for the diagnosis of ACS. Recently, a number of novel biomarkers have been evaluated as alternative markers that would bring added value to the measurement of troponins. This manuscript gives an overview of the most commonly investigated markers in this field.
Key words: acute coronary syndrome, high sensitive troponin, copeptin