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Cardiac Troponin T Measured by a High-Sensitivity Assay Predicts Recurrent Cardiovascular Events in Stable Coronary Heart Disease Patients with 8-Year Follow-up

By Hermann Brenner and Dietrich Rothenbacher


creased circulating troponin concentrations in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) several weeks after an acute event or CABG has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: Baseline plasma concentrations of troponin T were measured with a high-sensitivity assay (hs-cTnT) (Roche Elecsys) in a cohort of 1050 CHD pa-tients from 30 to 70 years of age. The prognostic value of hs-cTnT on a combined cardiovascular disease (CVD) end point after adjustment for covariates was determined with Cox proportional hazards modeling. RESULTS: The median hs-cTnT concentration was 10.9 ng/L (interquartile range, 5.1–18.9 ng/L). Increased hs-cTnT concentrationswere associatedwith an older age, history of hypertension and diabetes, more advance

Year: 2016
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