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Symposium Session

Biomarkers of Disease and Toxicity: Exploiting the Interconnections

Cardiac Disease, Cardiotoxicity, and Translational Biomarkers

Presenter: James R. Turk

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and myocardial damage from ischemia or cardiotoxic drugs may be followed with biomarkers such as the troponins, natriuretic peptides, and their combination in panels with multiple evolving biomarkers. These tools facilitate an understanding of the parallels between toxicity and background disease in animal models and human heart disease.