U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

How to decrease your troponin levels

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 49 years experience
Damaged heart muscle: If heart muscle cells r damaged, troponin will leak into the blood + levels will rise. However, the muscle damage may be caused by several diseases, n... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
No: An elevated level in the blood may indicate heart damage. The amount of elevation is proportional to the amount of damage. Thus a massive heart attack... Read More
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Indirectly: Since elevated troponins may mean a heart attack and since heart attacks can be fatal ; indirectly yes.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Heart protein: Troponin is a protein found in heart muscle. If the heart is damaged due to heart attack or a handful of other conditions, troponin is released from t... Read More
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Critical Care 21 years experience
Heart muscle enzyme: Troponin is a heart enzyme that is released in the blood when the heart is under strain. Elevated levels of this enzyme in the setting of chest pain a... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Uncertain.: Clinical situation would be more telling at the start, but I can tell you that troponin values are just one part of the clinical picture for a patient... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Yes and no: Troponins as you likely know by asking this question is an enzyme liberated into the bloodstream by damaged myocardial cells. While pneumonia and a m... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Expert consultation: I assume you were/are hospitalized for this. The pneumonia should be treated. The pneumonia could have been severe enough to cause heart strain leadin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Troponin: Not sure why a troponin was drawn in a pneumonia patient. If the patient has no heart attack symptoms, would just treat the pneumonia and evaluate the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Depends: The heart muscle cells leak the enzyme troponin into the blood when they are damaged. This occurs commanly in a heart attack when a coronary artery su... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
No: Troponin levels should only be elevated in patients with heart muscle damage through one mechanism or another. As salmonella is not normally an offen... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Yes! : It can cause heart muscle damage thus elevated troponin.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership