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Transient troponin elevations in the blood of healthy young children

Potter, Julia; Koerbin, Gus; Abhayaratna, Walter; Cunningham, Ross; Telford, Richard; Hickman, Peter


Aims: Whilst cardiac troponin is considered to be indicative of cardiac necrosis, the advent of new high sensitivity assays for troponin suggests that troponin may be present in the blood of healthy persons. We have examined a cohort of healthy children and measured TnT in their blood. Methods and results: In this community-based prospective study, we collected blood samples from a large cohort of healthy children at ages 8, 10 and 12. years and measured hs-TnT on these samples.727 children had...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.cca.2011.12.017


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