Cardiac troponin T as an adverse prognostic biomarker in established renal failure

A. Grieve, A. Ansari, G. Smith, W. Smith

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    Abstract

    Troponin (Tn) proteins are the gold standard of biomarkers in myocardial injury. Both TnT and TnI are sensitive and specific in reflecting myocardial damage; however they do not indicate the mechanism of injury. Troponins can be altered in non-cardiac conditions. Many hypotheses have been put forward for the elevation of troponins in dialysis patients; but how do we interpret the results? This study measured TnT in our haemodialysis population and outcome (mortality) was audited over 36 months.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)53-53
    Number of pages0
    JournalScottish Medical Journal
    Volume54
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

    Keywords

    • troponin
    • biomarkers
    • myocardial injury
    • haemodialysis
    • dialysis
    • renal failure

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    Grieve, A., Ansari, A., Smith, G., & Smith, W. (2009). Cardiac troponin T as an adverse prognostic biomarker in established renal failure. Scottish Medical Journal, 54(3), 53-53.