A 45-year-old female asked:
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can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
No: Stress and anxiety do not typically raise troponin levels. Medical conditions such as severe high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, renal failure are associated with elevated levels of troponin. Elevated troponin is not the cause of heart attack, but can result from one.
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Troponin levels: It can be due to the things mentioned but may be elevated on a normal basis.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
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Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Probably: Troponin level is a very sensitive test. If it is elevated it means there is some damage to the heart muscle. The term heart attack is used when the damage to the heart muscle is severe enough to cause dysfunction or ECG changes. The terms are based on the severity and the diagnostic capability. The situation you described can still cause heart attack.
Answered on Jun 16, 2017
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