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Correspondence
Defining the best time point to maximise the prognostic value of biomarkers
  1. Jose Angel Urbano-Moral,
  2. Jose Eduardo Lopez-Haldon
  1. Echocardiography Laboratory, Cardiology Division, Virgen del Rocio University Hospital, Seville, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jose Angel Urbano-Moral, Echocardiography Laboratory, Cardiology Division, Virgen del Rocio University Hospital, Manuel Siurot Avenue, Seville 41013, Spain; jaurbanomoral{at}gmail.com

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The Authors’ reply We appreciate the interest shown by Ferraro et al. 1 in our article recently published in Heart.2 They highlight that biomarker sampling time in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) might not have been suitable to yield the most reliable prognostic information. Ferrari and Panteghini, by referring to an article published by their group,3 underscore the significant role that both symptom onset-to-hospital admission time, and time of sampling play in troponin T, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and C reactive protein (CRP) release kinetics. We agree on this …

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