Table 3. Cox proportional hazard models for MI, stroke and cardiovascular death comparing the 6 to <10 ng/L and ≥10 ng/L groups to the group with hs-cTnI concentrations <6 ng/L (referent) at the end of study.a
HR (95% CI)P
Model 3
    6 to <10 ng/L group
        MI1.72 (1.29–2.30)<0.001
        Stroke1.14 (0.69–1.89)0.612
        Cardiovascular death2.33 (1.50–3.61)<0.001
    ≥10 ng/L group
        MI2.37 (1.78–3.16)<0.001
        Stroke1.77 (1.08–2.88)0.023
        Cardiovascular death4.43 (2.95–6.64)<0.001
Model 4
    6 to <10 ng/L group
        MI1.49 (1.07–2.07)0.017
        Stroke1.11 (0.64–1.93)0.716
        CV death1.73 (1.03–2.90)0.037
    ≥10 ng/L group
        MI1.49 (1.05–2.10)0.025
        Stroke1.38 (0.76–2.47)0.288
        Cardiovascular death2.15 (1.32–3.52)0.002
  • a Model 3 adjusted for age, sex, diabetes, smoking, HDL, and PVD. Model 4 adjusted for age, sex, diabetes, smoking, HDL, PVD, lipid lowering agent, ramipril, systolic blood pressure, CRP, and NT-proBNP.