|Title||Prognostic Significance of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Concentrations between the Limit of Blank and Limit of Detection in Community-Dwelling Adults: A Metaanalysis.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Parikh RH, Seliger SL, de Lemos J, Nambi V, Christenson R, Ayers C, Sun W, Gottdiener JS, Kuller LH, Ballantyne CM|
|Secondary Authors||Defilippi CR|
|Date Published||2015 Dec|
|Keywords||Aged, Atherosclerosis, Biomarkers, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Heart Failure, Humans, Independent Living, Limit of Detection, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Prognosis, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Troponin T|
BACKGROUND: There is controversy regarding whether to report concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) to the limit of blank (LOB) (3 ng/L) or the limit of detection (LOD) (5 ng/L) of the assay in community-based cohorts. We hypothesized that hs-cTnT concentrations between the LOB and LOD would be associated with poorer cardiovascular outcomes compared to concentrations below the LOB.
METHODS: hs-cTnT was analyzed in a total of 10 723 participants from the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, and Dallas Heart Study (DHS). Participants were divided into 2 groups, those with hs-cTnT concentrations below the limit of blank (LOB) (
RESULTS: Participants with hs-cTnT between the LOB and LOD for all 3 cohorts were older, more likely to be male, and have a higher burden of cardiovascular risk factors and structural pathology. A metaanalysis of the 3 cohorts showed participants with hs-cTnT between the LOB and LOD were at increased risk of new-onset heart failure (hazard ratio, 1.18; 95% CI, 1.02-1.38) and cardiovascular mortality (hazard ratio, 1.29; 95% CI, 1.06-1.57).
CONCLUSIONS: hs-cTnT concentrations between the LOB and LOD (3-4.99 ng/L) are associated with a higher prevalence of traditional risk factors, more cardiac pathology, and worse outcomes than concentrations below the LOB (
|Alternate Journal||Clin Chem|