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microRNA assays for acute coronary syndromes

Omid Shirvani Samani
  • Institute for Cardiomyopathies Heidelberg, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), Germany
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/ Benjamin Meder
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  • Institute for Cardiomyopathies Heidelberg, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), Germany
  • Department of Internal Medicine III, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Published Online: 2016-11-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dx-2016-0025


microRNAs are promising biomarkers for diverse cardiovascular diseases. While quantification of the small non-coding RNAs is routinely performed in the research laboratory, clinical-grade assessment of microRNAs in central laboratory environments or point-of-care testing is still in its infancy. In this review, we provide an overview on microRNAs as biomarkers for acute coronary syndromes and highlight promising technical approaches for microRNA-based assays systems.

Keywords: acute coronary syndromes (ACS); assay; microRNA; troponin


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About the article

Corresponding author: PD Dr. Benjamin Meder, Department of Internal Medicine III, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany, Phone: +49 (0) 6221 5639564, Fax: +49 (0) 6221 564645

Received: 2016-07-06

Accepted: 2016-11-04

Published Online: 2016-11-28

Published in Print: 2016-12-01

Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: Our work is supported by grants from the German Ministry of Education and Research (“Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung”), the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (“Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung e. V.”), CaRNAtion, and the European Union (FP7 BestAgeing).

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

Citation Information: Diagnosis, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 183–188, ISSN (Online) 2194-802X, ISSN (Print) 2194-8011, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dx-2016-0025.

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