Cardiac troponins and renal function in nondialysis patients with chronic kidney disease.

Abbas, Nasir A. and John, R. Ian and Webb, Michelle C. and Kempson, Michelle E. and Potter, Aisling N and Price, Christopher P. and Vickery, Susan and Lamb, Edmund J. (2005) Cardiac troponins and renal function in nondialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. Clinical Chemistry, 51 (11). pp. 2059-2066. ISSN 0009-9147. E-ISSN 1530-8561. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)


BACKGROUND: Serum cardiac troponin concentrations are commonly increased in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the absence of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The data on cardiac troponin I (cTnI) are more variable than those for cardiac troponin T (cTnT). There is little information on cardiac troponin concentrations in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who have not commenced dialysis. METHODS: We studied 222 patients: 56 had stage 3 (moderate CKD); 70 stage 4 (severe CKD); and 96 stage 5 (kidney failure). Patients underwent echocardiography and were followed prospectively for a median of 19 months; all-cause mortality was recorded. RESULTS: Overall, serum cTnT was increased above the 99th percentile reference limit in 43% of all CKD patients studied, compared with 18% for cTnI. Serum cTnT and cTnI concentrations were more commonly increased in the presence of more severe CKD (11 and 6 patients in stage 3, 27 and 8 in stage 4, and 57 and 24 in stage 5 (P < 0.0001 and <0.02, respectively). Among 38 patients with detectable cTnI, 32 had detectable cTnT (r(s) = 0.67; P < 0.0001). There was evidence that decreasing estimated glomerular filtration rate increased the odds of having detectable cTnT (P < 0.001) but not cTnI (P = 0.128). There was no evidence to support an adjusted association of detectable cardiac troponins with increasing left ventricular mass index. Increased cTnT (P = 0.0097), but not cTnI, was associated with decreased survival. CONCLUSIONS: Increased cTnT and cTnI concentrations are relatively common in predialysis CKD patients, in the absence of an ACS, including among those with stage 3 disease. The presence of left ventricular hypertrophy alone does not explain these data. Detectable cTnT was a marker of decreased survival.

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Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences > Biomedical Research Group
Depositing User: Sue Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 17:57 UTC
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