Serum cardiac troponin T, but not troponin I, is elevated in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.


OBJECTIVE To study the association of serum cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and cardiac troponin I (cTnI) with creatine kinase (CK) in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). METHODS We performed a retrospective study on patients with IIM followed by the rheumatology service of a county hospital from 2004 to 2008. Patients with myocardial… (More)
DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.090562