There are multiple lines of evidence to suggest that chronic myocardial stress and increased cardiovascular risk is associated with the enhanced release of cardiac troponin in patients with coronary artery disease and in apparently healthy individuals . Increased Hs-cTnT levels had been described in some of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) components ] and particularly in patients with diabetes and obesity. However, there is paucity of data regarding the relation of hs-cTnT to the MetS as a complex, and whether increasing number of MetS components is associated with increased troponin concentration and elevated cardiovascular risk. We determined the prevalence of measurable hs-cTnT with a fifth generation assay, recently introduced into the Tel-Aviv Medical Centre Inflammation Survey (TAMCIS), ] a relatively large health screening program of the Tel-Aviv Medical Center in Tel-Aviv, Israel. We then evaluated associations of cTnT with the MetS and its distinctive components.
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