troponin T


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troponin T

A protein, found in both skeletal and cardiac muscle, that can be detected in the blood following injury to heart muscle. Assays for it can be used as rapid tests for myocardial infarction (MI). Troponin I (which is released only by heart and not by skeletal muscles) is a more specific marker for MI than troponin T.
See also: troponin
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To examine the possible relationship between elevated troponin T and adverse CV outcomes in patients who had both stable ischemic heart disease and diabetes, the investigators performed a post hoc analysis of data gathered in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation in Type 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) clinical trial, which compared outcomes between patients who underwent preventive percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting plus intensive medical therapy against those who received intensive medical therapy alone.
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