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Am J Cardiol. 2004 Sep 1;94(5):696-8.

Clinical significance of increased cardiac troponins T and I in participants of ultra-endurance events.

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Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine, University of Saarland, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany. a.urhausen@rz.uni-sb.de

Abstract

Of 105 asymptomatic finishers of endurance competitive events lasting several hours, increased blood concentrations of cardiac troponins T and I above the 99% upper reference values were found in 24 and 34 subjects, respectively; N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide was also significantly increased. Within 3 months after the events, 21 troponin-positive participants underwent an extensive cardiac examination, which in all but 1 (critical coronary heart disease) revealed no signs of persistent cardiac damage.

PMID:
15342317
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.05.050
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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