Clinical significance of elevated levels of cardiac troponin T in patients with chronic heart failure

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Sep 1;84(5):608-11, A9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00391-4.


Cardiac troponin T, measured by second-generation assay, is a highly sensitive and specific marker of minor myocardial damage. Cardiac troponin T was elevated in patients with severe chronic heart failure; it identifies those with latent and progressive myocardial damage and those who are at increased risk of cardiac events.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / blood
  • Heart Failure / diagnosis*
  • Heart Failure / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / blood
  • Myocardial Infarction / complications
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Reference Values
  • Troponin T / blood*


  • Troponin T