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Can you die from elevated troponin levels?

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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 would result in high level of troponin elevation and would suggest more severe heart damage.
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.

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