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High-sensitivity cardiac troponin in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: looking beyond the lungs
  1. Aibek E Mirrakhimov1,
  2. Erkin M Mirrakhimov2
  1. 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  2. 2 Department of Cardiology, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Aibek E Mirrakhimov, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph Hospital, 2900 N. Lake Shore, Chicago, IL 60657, USA; amirrakhimov1{at}

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To the Editor We read with interest the recently published article by Neukamm et al 1. The authors enrolled studied the levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTnT) in 101 patients with a stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and compared them to a randomly chosen sample of 120 individuals from a general population. Patients with COPD were older, had a greater …

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