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High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T and Risk of Hypertension.

TitleHigh-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T and Risk of Hypertension.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMcEvoy JW, Chen Y, Nambi V, Ballantyne CM, Sharrett ARichey, Appel LJ, Post WS, Blumenthal RS, Matsushita K
Secondary AuthorsSelvin E
JournalCirculation
Volume132
Issue9
Pagination825-33
Date Published2015 Sep 01
ISSN1524-4539
KeywordsAged, Biomarkers, Cohort Studies, Female, Humans, Hypertension, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Risk Factors, Troponin T
Abstract

BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of hypertension is often preceded by cardiac structural abnormalities. Thus, we assessed whether high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), a marker of subclinical myocardial damage, can identify individuals at risk for hypertension or left ventricular hypertrophy.

METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 6516 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study participants who were free of prevalent hypertension and cardiovascular disease at baseline (1990-1992). We examined the association of baseline hs-cTnT categories with incident diagnosed hypertension (defined by self-report of a diagnosis or medication use during a maximum of 19.9 years of follow-up) and with incident visit-based hypertension (defined by self-report, medication use, or measured blood pressure >140/90 mm Hg over 6 years). Relative to hs-cTnT

CONCLUSIONS: In an ambulatory population with no history of cardiovascular disease, hs-cTnT was associated with incident hypertension and risk of left ventricular hypertrophy. Further research is needed to determine whether hs-cTnT can identify people who may benefit from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring or hypertension prevention lifestyle strategies.

DOI10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.014364
Alternate JournalCirculation
PubMed ID26152706
PubMed Central IDPMC4558242
Grant ListHHSN268201100012C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100010C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005G / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100008I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
R01 DK089174 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100011C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100006C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100009C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100005C / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201100007I / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States