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High-sensitivity troponin in marathon runners

Daniel M Fatovich, Michael R Phillips, Kelley M Hubble and Samuel D Vasikaran
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (3): 169-170. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10417
Published online: 5 August 2013

To the Editor: In 2009, we reported on increases in the level of cardiac troponin (using the TnI-Ultra troponin I assay [Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics]) among runners in the Perth marathon.1 Of the 88 runners enrolled, raised troponin levels were seen in 28 participants (32%). The independent predictors were weight loss and an increase in creatinine levels.

  • Daniel M Fatovich1
  • Michael R Phillips2
  • Kelley M Hubble3
  • Samuel D Vasikaran3

  • 1 Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 3 Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.


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