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Elevated troponin T levels in a female carrier of Duchenne muscular dystrophy with normal coronary angiogram: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22641987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present the case of a 48-year-old female carrier of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) with repeatedly documented levels of elevated troponin T without arguments for cardiac ischaemia. Elevated levels of troponin T are frequently reported in DMD patients and may function as a useful cardiac index to assess dystrophic degeneration of the myocardium in a subclinical stage. Cardiac troponins may help the clinician to diagnose myocardial damage in a very early stage of cardiac impairment independently from skeletal muscle degeneration.
Authors:
Jan De Pooter; Joke Vandeweghe; An Vonck; Peter Loth; Joost Geraedts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Sint Blasius Hospital, Dendermonde, Belgium. jadpoote.depooter@ugent.be
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