Cardiac troponin T measured by a highly sensitive assay predicts coronary heart disease, heart failure, and mortality in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

@article{Saunders2011CardiacTT,
  title={Cardiac troponin T measured by a highly sensitive assay predicts coronary heart disease, heart failure, and mortality in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.},
  author={Justin T. Saunders and Vijay Nambi and James A. de Lemos and Lloyd Ellwood Chambless and Salim S Virani and Eric Boerwinkle and Ron C. Hoogeveen and Xiaoxi Liu and Brad C Astor and Thomas H. Mosley and Aaron R Folsom and Gerardo Heiss and Josef Coresh and Christie M. Ballantyne},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2011},
  volume={123 13},
  pages={1367-76}
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated whether cardiac troponin T (cTnT) measured with a new highly sensitive assay was associated with incident coronary heart disease (CHD), mortality, and hospitalization for heart failure (HF) in a general population of participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. METHODS AND RESULTS Associations between increasing cTnT levels and CHD, mortality, and HF hospitalization were evaluated with Cox proportional hazards models adjusted for traditional… CONTINUE READING