What is it about?

The present data suggest that post-exercise cTnT elevation occurs in all runners but is augmented in young male compared to female athletes.

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Why is it important?

Our findings highlight the importance of interpreting the post-exercise cardiac troponin T (cTnT) levels in a sex-specific manner.


It has been suggested that the use of the general population as a “reference” might not be appropriate for athletes being evaluated for medical conditions using biomarkers such as cTn. This has prompted some to suggest that cTn values might be stratified according to the physical activity of the subjects to improve the clinical usefulness of the biomarker. The current work extends this to sex-related differences.

Macao Polytechnic Institute

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This page is a summary of: Sex differences in release of cardiac troponin T after endurance exercise, Biomarkers, December 2016, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1354750x.2016.1265007.
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