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Exercise-Induced Cardiac Troponin Elevations: From Underlying Mechanisms to Clinical Relevance.

Aengevaeren, VL, Baggish, AL, Chung, EH, George, KP, Kleiven, Ø, Mingels, AMA, Ørn, S, Shave, RE, Thompson, PD and Eijsvogels, TMH (2021) Exercise-Induced Cardiac Troponin Elevations: From Underlying Mechanisms to Clinical Relevance. Circulation, 144 (24). pp. 1955-1972. ISSN 1524-4539

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Serological assessment of cardiac troponins (cTn) is the gold standard to assess myocardial injury in clinical practice. A greater magnitude of acutely or chronically elevated cTn concentrations is associated with lower event-free survival in patients and the general population. Exercise training is known to improve cardiovascular function and promote longevity, but exercise can produce an acute rise in cTn concentrations, which may exceed the upper reference limit in a substantial number of individuals. Whether exercise-induced cTn elevations are attributable to a physiological or pathological response and if they are clinically relevant has been debated for decades. Thus far, exercise-induced cTn elevations have been viewed as the only benign form of cTn elevations. However, recent studies report intriguing findings that shed new light on the underlying mechanisms and clinical relevance of exercise-induced cTn elevations. We will review the biochemical characteristics of cTn assays, key factors determining the magnitude of postexercise cTn concentrations, the release kinetics, underlying mechanisms causing and contributing to exercise-induced cTn release, and the clinical relevance of exercise-induced cTn elevations. We will also explain the association with cardiac function, correlates with (subclinical) cardiovascular diseases and exercise-induced cTn elevations predictive value for future cardiovascular events. Last, we will provide recommendations for interpretation of these findings and provide direction for future research in this field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology, 1103 Clinical Sciences, 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: American Heart Association
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 12:07
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 12:15
DOI or ID number: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.056208
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15963
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