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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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