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Cardiac Tests

Troponin is a protein that consists of troponin I, C, and T. This protein is responsible for transmitting calcium that contracts skeletal and cardiac muscle. Troponin C isn’t useful in cardiac testing; however, troponin I and T are very useful in testing for cardiac disease. 147 more words

Clinical Biochemistry

Biomarkers identified for kidney disease patients’ risk of heart failure.

Researchers led by the University of Washington have identified two blood markers strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease. 325 more words


Prognostic Marker Importance of Troponin I in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF)

Troponin I in acute decompensated heart failure: insights from the ASCEND-HF study


Writer and Curator: Larry H Bernstein, MD, FCAP


Curator: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN  1,305 more words

Biomarkers & Medical Diagnostics

The Ultimate Life Test?

Imagine a simple blood test that could tell you if you’re going to die. Would that be super cool or super scary?  Well, imagine no more, it turns out there… 401 more words


Troponin T Test Helps Assess Risk Following Noncardiac Surgery

A new study in JAMA finds that postoperative Troponin T (TnT) tests can independently improve 30 day mortality risk assessment among patients who have had noncardiac surgery. 726 more words

Prevention, Epidemiology & Outcomes

Wayne State Prof Has New Target For Heart Disease Treatment

Mutations that are detrimental to the heart when occurring alone restore heart health and lower incidence of heart disease and heart failure when occurring together, a new study by a Wayne State University researcher finds. 400 more words

Study: New Test May Predict Heart Failure in Symptomless, Older Adults

Patients over 65 account for most new cases of heart failure in the U.S., but, based on traditional risk factors, it’s hard for doctors to identify who is at highest risk for hospitalization or death. 377 more words