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The Authors’ reply: We thank the author for their interest in our report documenting the long-term prognostic importance of convalescent cardiac troponin concentrations.1
First, we agree that when used for risk stratification low cardiac troponin concentrations miss fewer events than applying the sex-specific 99th centile upper reference limit as a single threshold, and indeed we identified the lower troponin threshold of 5 ng/L to be associated with a 5-year negative predictive value for cardiovascular death of 97.1% (95% CI 95.5 to …
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