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what is considered a high troponin level

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
34 years experience Cardiology
This can vary: Both troponin i and troponin t assays are used to test the blood for evidence of damage to the heart muscle. The normal range for troponin i is highe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
depends on the lab: It depends on the lab but in every lab i'm familiar with, it would be very, very high.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wilentz
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: If this is a sensitive troponin i or t then any result above 0.04 or 0.01 respectively should be viewed as indicative of myocardial cell leak or death ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
48 years experience Critical Care
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
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A 22-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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: All normal. These are cardiac enzymes docs use to see if there is injury to the heart muscle.
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A 41-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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
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
11 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 35-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

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