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A 55-year-old male asked:

Triponin levels 5x normal, took 24 hrs to come down. no ekg damage shown. could this be a heart attack? 6 days prior bad arm /chest pain used 2 nitro

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
troponin: Elevated troponin with a symptom complex consistent with heart attack is defined as a heart attack. Other possibilities exist but this is by definition a heart attack.
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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yes: Mild heart attacks don't show on the rest ecg. You do need further tests and treatment for coronary artery disease.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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