Increased circulating High-Sensitivity Troponin T
Increased circulating High-Sensitivity Troponin T concentrations in children and adolescents with obesity and the metabolic syndrome: A marker for early cardiac damage?
Childhood obesity is associated with an increased risk for atherosclerosis mediated by the pathogenetic mechanisms that lead to the development of the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). High-Sensitivity Troponin T (hs-TnT) is a specific marker of ischemic myocardial damage, whereas a minimal elevation of this biomarker has been found in adults with a high-risk for cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that hs-TnT might be altered in obese children with and/or without the Mets.
Pervanidou P, Akalestos A, Bastaki D, Apostolakou F, Papassotiriou I, Chrousos G. Metabolism. 2013 Apr;62(4):527-31