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Are Elevated Troponin Levels Related To Thyroid Or Infertility Problems
Troponin is an enzyme found in heart muscle, which is involved in the muscle fiber's ability to contract. It is extremely specific to heart muscle, and hence if levels are elevated in the blood, it points very confidently toward heart muscle damage as a cause of patient's symptoms. In fact, it is the test that is used to definitively ...Read more
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 myocardial event are technically separate entities..They can be linked. Patients with pneumococcal pneumonia are at substantial risk for a concurrent acute cardiac event, such as mi, serious arrhythmia, or new or worsening chf. ...Read more
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 leading to an elevated troponin. I also assume an EKG was done. You are young to have heart disease. Discuss with your doctor the need for further work up including echocardiogram, lipid panel. Possible referral to cardiology for heart catheterization ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Few things: Troponin is a marker of several heart disorder including heart attack. Other cardiac conditions such as inflammation of the heart muscle, inflammation of the sac around the heart (pericardoum) also can cause troponin release in the blood. Troponin is increased in cardiac contusion, defibrillation of the heart and some cardiac procedures. It is positive up to 10-14 days after the injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 cardiac status after the pneumonia resolves. If heart attack symptoms, might be heart attack and heart failure not pneumonia. Should ask the doc what's the story. ...Read more
How often is the troponin levels elevated when having a dissection or aneurysm of the thoracic aorta? And blood count?
Aneurysm: read this: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/armGet a more detailed answer ›
If someone dies of heart failure, ANY TYPE of heart failure , will there be a rise in troponin levels ?
Troponin : Troponin I is a marker for acute ischemia of heart. However we also see it in patients with kidney failure. So it will not be prudent to say that if Troponin I are elevated that specific for heart failure. As heart failure can be due ischemic or non ischemic causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes in ER my troponin levels are high sometimes not but they say there is no heart prob. I never know when to go to er?
If multiple troponin levels are normal, how unlikely is a person to be having acute HF & Conjestive HF?
Chest pain: One could postulate a scenario where that might happen but it isn't common... ...Read more
Normal,then elevated: Cardiac markers including ckmb and troponins measure damage to the heart muscle which occurs in a heart attack - the damaged/dying muscle will leak these into the serum which can be measured as blood tests. They start off "negative" - in the reference range - and then 4-6 hrs after the start of the heart attack they begin to rise - will eventually peak and over several days return to normal. ...Read more
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