Elevated cardiac troponin T is associated with increased left ventricular mass index and predicts mortality in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients.

@article{Duman2005ElevatedCT,
  title={Elevated cardiac troponin T is associated with increased left ventricular mass index and predicts mortality in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients.},
  author={Deniz G{\"u}ney Duman and Sena Tokay and A. Emre Toprak and Ahmet Afşşin Oktay and Ishak Cetin Ozener and Ozlem Unay},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={962-7}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease have a high risk of premature death, which is due mainly to cardiovascular (CV) events. Elevated cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is related to increased left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and predicts poor outcome in chronic haemodialysis patients. We investigated the prognostic value of cTnT and its relationship with left ventricular mass in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. METHODS Sixty-five CAPD patients (mean age: 56… CONTINUE READING