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Keller, T; Wanner, C; Krane, V; Kraus, D; Genser, B; Scharnagl, H; März, W; Drechsler, C.
Prognostic Value of High-Sensitivity Versus Conventional Cardiac Troponin T Assays Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2018; 71(6):822-830
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Maerz Winfried
Scharnagl Hubert

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Mortality is high among patients undergoing hemodialysis for whom cardiac troponin concentration is a strong predictor of outcome. Modern troponin assays allow measurement of very low concentrations. Using data from a randomized controlled trial, a cohort analysis to evaluate the prognostic value of very low cardiac troponin T (TnT) concentrations. 1,255 patients with end-stage renal disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus undergoing maintenance hemodialysis from the German Diabetes and Dialysis Study (4D) who had a median follow-up of 4 years. Cardiac TnT was measured using a high-sensitivity assay (hs-TnT) and a conventional assay (conventional TnT) in a subpopulation (n=1,034) with valid measurements for both assays. Outcome measures were all-cause mortality and a composite cardiovascular end point including cardiac death, myocardial infarction, or stroke. Among the 1,034 study participants, 505 died and 377 had a cardiovascular event. Both hs-TnT and conventional TnT concentrations were associated with mortality and cardiovascular events in models adjusted for cardiovascular risk factors and dialysis-associated variables. 455 (44%) patients with very low TnT concentrations (hs-TNT < 50ng/L) would have been classified as normal by the conventional TnT assay. Among these patients, hs-TnT concentrations were also associated with mortality. The study of patients with type 2 diabetes may limit generalizability. These findings have not been externally validated. In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus receiving hemodialysis, cardiac TnT is associated with long-term mortality and cardiovascular outcomes. Concentrations of TnT not measurable with acceptable precision using a conventional TnT assay were associated with a poor prognosis when measured using a high-sensitivity assay. Copyright © 2017 National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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