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Comparison of conventional and highly-sensitive troponin I measurement in ultra-marathon runners.
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PMID:  22052454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac troponins are a mainstay in the diagnostic approach of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. Along with other causes of cardiac injury, strenuous aerobic exercise is an important source of troponin leakage from myocardium. Due to recent immunoassays development, there is no information on variation of highly-sensitive (HS) troponin I (TnI) in ultra-marathon runners. We studied 15 healthy trained Caucasian athletes before and immediately after completion of a 60 km, ultra-marathon. TnI was measured with both the conventional AccuTnI and the novel HS-AccuTnI immunoassays. At the end of the ultra-marathon the concentration of HS-AccuTnI significantly increased from the baseline value (19.2 ± 4.2 vs. 5.2 ± 0.8 ng/l; P = 0.001). The number of athletes displaying HS-AccuTnI values exceeding the 99th percentile of the reference limit was 2 (13%) pre-exercise, increasing significantly to 12 (80%; P < 0.001) post-exercise. Measurable value of AccuTnI were found in 1 (7%) and 12 (80%; P < 0.001) athletes pre- and post exercise, respectively. All AccuTnI values were below the 99th percentile reference limit pre-exercise, whereas this cut-off was overcome in 20% of athletes, post-exercise. These results suggest that the myocardium release of TnI during strenuous aerobic exercise mirrors that of troponin T. Moreover, the improved sensitivity of the HS-AccuTnI over the conventional assay makes it more suited for detecting even minor elevations of TnI in blood.
Giuseppe Lippi; Federico Schena; Gian Luca Salvagno; Cantor Tarperi; Rosalia Aloe; Gian Cesare Guidi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-742X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502018     Medline TA:  J Thromb Thrombolysis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
U.O. di Diagnostica Ematochimica, Dipartimento di Patologia e Medicina di Laboratorio, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Via Gramsci, 14, 43126, Parma, Italy,
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