Biomarker and no end to it?

  title={Biomarker and no end to it?},
  author={Bernhard Maisch},
At a recent marketing meeting of an internationally operating company of diagnostics, I asked the forum of experts, which they considered to be the most important biological information or biomarker in the cardiovascular continuum to be obtained from the patient? The answers were prompt and not unexpected: the most frequently named biomarkers were the troponins, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP). At an international symposium on biomarkers this… CONTINUE READING