Test may help ID early heart damage in diabetes patients

01/24/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Patients with hyperglycemia, but no known coronary artery disease or heart failure, had 25% greater values in a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin-T test, compared with those who had normal blood glucose levels, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Patients with A1C levels in the diabetes range had hs-cTnT values that were about 70% higher.

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