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Raised troponin levels in COPD: a possible mechanism
  1. Matthew M Orde1,2
  1. 1Department of Forensic Medicine, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2Sydney Medical School, Edward Ford Building A27, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew M Orde, Department of Forensic Medicine, Sydney, 42-50 Parramatta Road, Glebe, NSW 2037, Australia; matt{at}

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To the Editor I read with interest the recent papers and editorial concerning elevated levels of troponin in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).1–3 The authors proffered a variety of possible mechanisms which could account at least in part for the troponin rises detected in instances of both acute exacerbation …

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