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Convalescent troponin and cardiovascular death in patients with acute coronary syndrome
  1. Tomoyuki Kawada
  1. Hygiene and Public Health, Nippon Medical School, Bunkyo-ku 1138602, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Professor Tomoyuki Kawada, Hygiene and Public Health, Nippon Medical School, Bunkyo-ku 1138602, Japan; kawada{at}

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To the Editor

I read with great interest the report of Adamson.1 The authors investigated the long-term cardiovascular death in relation to serial convalescent high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTn) concentrations in patients with acute coronary syndrome. The cut-off values of hs-cTn were set as >16 ng/L in women and >34 ng/L in men, respectively. Adjusted HR of hs-cTn for cardiovascular death was 1.4 (95% CI 1.3 to 1.5). I have two concerns …

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