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Cardiovascular disease and cardiac biomarkers

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Worldwide, over 30% of all deaths are attributable to cardiovascular disease (CVD).1 The increasing incidence and high cost of care of CVDs demands a global approach to prevention, early detection & treatment, and monitoring of disease progression. Used in conjunction with clinical information, cardiac biomarkers are crucial to support rapid and accurate diagnosis, especially in acute cases where every minute counts.2-5

Roche has been the pioneer in in vitro diagnostic tests for CVD decision making for over 30 years. As a market leader in cardiac biomarkers,6 Roche offers diagnostic tests for heart failure (HF), acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and atrial fibrillation (AF) to support early clinical decision making, improved patient management, and increased efficiency & cost management.

Heart Failure

Roche NT-proBNP test:

The gold standard heart failure biomarker.7

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Roche Troponin T-high sensitive:

Triage over 75% of chest pain patients in as little as 1 hour.8-10


Roche CARDIAC POC Troponin T:

Faster triaging of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction in pre-hospital care and emergency room.11,12

Atrial Fibrillation

Roche GDF-15

Personalised bleeding-risk prediction for your AF patients.13


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NT-proBNP: N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide; POC: point of care


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  2. Roffi, M. et al. (2016). Eur Heart J 37(3), 267-315
  3. Rutten et al.[Accessed on January 2018, 23rd]
  4. Ponikowski et al. (2016). Eur J Heart Fail. 18:891-975
  5. Yancy et al. (2017). Circulation. 136(6):e137-e161
  6. Data on file. Roche Diagnostics International Ltd. 
  7. McKie and Burnett (2016). J Am Coll Cardiol. 68, 2437-2439
  8. Bandstein et al. (2014). J Am Coll Cardiol. 63, 2569-78
  9. Body et al. (2015). Clin Chem. 61, 983-939
  10. Rubini-Giménez et al. (2013). Int J Cardiol. 168, 3896-3901
  11. Roche CARDIAC POC Troponin T- Method Sheet-package insert 
  12. Stengaard et al. (2013). Am J Cardiol. 112, 1361-1366
  13. Hijazi et al. (2016). Lancet. 387, 2302-2311
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