What is it about?

German Cardiologist Hugo Katus is known developing a cardiac-specific troponin assay that revolutionized the diagnosis and management of myocardial injury, In recent years he has shifted his focus to the genetic causes of cardiomyopathies.

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Why is it important?

Katus's work on the troponin assay, changed the way cardiology is practised. Translation is a theme which continues to inform his work.


A triumph of painstaking hardwork and determination with a positive outcome. Even after many years of working in cardiology, he retains an enduring fascination for the heart as a powerful and life-affirming organ.

Judith Ozkan

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This page is a summary of: Hugo A. Katus MD PhD FESC, European Heart Journal, July 2018, Oxford University Press (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy321.
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