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Cardiovascular disease and cardiac biomarkers

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally.1


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Worldwide, over 30% of all deaths are attributable to cardiovascular disease (CVD).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

As a market leader in cardiac biomarkers,6 Roche offers diagnostic tests for heart failure (HF), acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and atrial fibrillation (AF).

Partner with the pioneers for earlier, more confident clinical decision making.


Roche has been the pioneer in in vitro diagnostic tests for CVD decision making for over 30 years.  That’s why by partnering with Roche you get the benefit of our continual investment to enhance performance, clinical evidence, and reliability. This will support earlier and more confident clinical decision making, improved patient management, and increased efficiency and cost management.

Acute Coronary Syndrome


Roche Troponin T-high sensitive test

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

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Roche CARDIAC POC Troponin T test

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

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Heart Failure


Roche NT-proBNP test

The gold standard heart failure biomarker.7

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Atrial Fibrillation


Roche GDF-15

Personalized bleeding-risk prediction for your AF patients.13


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. Reichlin T et al. (2012). Arch Int Med 172, 1211-8
  9. Reichlin T et al. (2015). CMAJ 187(8), e243-52
  10. Mueller C et al. (2016). Ann Emerg Med 68, 76-87
  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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