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troponin levels in renal failure

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Troponin means damage to the heart muscle. In failure brain naturetic peptide goes up(BNP) and that is what is chemically followed
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: Troponin levels if they are elevated mean there is damage, acute to the heart muscle. In heart failure that is not controlled this is more likely. P ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Diastolic/systolic : Hcm course can be benign but can cause syncope, arrhythmias ( like svt), ischemia, heart failure and brain stroke. Can progress to dilated cardiomyopa ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
39 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes! : It can cause heart muscle damage thus elevated troponin.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
See my other answer: Please see my other answer regarding this subject. In short, there should not be much troponin in blood in a patient without cardiac damage. Troponi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
That depends: On the type of troponin level tested: trop-i or trop-t. Generally anything 0-0.1micrograms/l is within normal range for trop-t, trop i is <10 micr ... Read More
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