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What is considered a high troponin level

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 35 years experience
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
Cardiology 44 years experience
depends on the lab: It depends on the lab but in every lab i'm familiar with, it would be very, very high.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wilentz
Cardiology 45 years experience
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
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
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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Normal: All normal. These are cardiac enzymes docs use to see if there is injury to the heart muscle.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 15 years experience
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
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
51 years experience
Troponin: There is laboratory error with every test. Other things may leak small amounts of troponin with no other sign of cardiac damage, .