Prognostic value of elevated high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T in patients admitted to an emergency department with atrial fibrillation

AbstractAimsElevated levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hsTnT) indicate underlying heart disease and are known to predict adverse outcomes in various patient populations. Their role in atrial fibrillation (AF) is still under debate.Methods and resultsThis retrospective study included 2898 consecutive patients presenting with AF to the emergency department of the Department of Cardiology, Heidelberg University Hospital. Multivariable Cox regression was used to assess associations between hsTnT and mortality. Elevated hsTnT levels were associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality in all patients with AF, as well as in each subtype of AF. After adjustment for multiple risk factors, both detectable hsTnT below the 99th percentile (5 –14 ng/L, adjusted hazard ratio (HR): 4.86 [95% CI: 1.77–13.34],P = 0.002) and elevated hsTnT (>14  ng/L, adjusted HR: 13.42 [95% CI: 4.95–36.40],P 
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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