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High-sensitivity cardiac troponin in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: looking beyond the lungs
  1. Anke Neukamm,
  2. Arne Didrik Høiseth,
  3. Vidar Søyseth,
  4. Torbjørn Omland
  1. Division of Medicine, Akershus University Hospital, and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Lørenskog, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Professor Torbjørn Omland, Division of Medicine, Akershus University Hospital, and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Lørenskog 1478, Norway

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The Authors' reply We thank doctors A Mirrakhimov and E Mirrakhimov for their interest in our work1 concerning cardiac troponins in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).2 Cardiac troponins have previously been shown to be strongly associated with the risk of cardiovascular death in the general population and mortality after COPD exacerbations.3

Cardiac troponins are known to be highly specific, yet the potential …

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