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Causes Of Elevated Troponin Levels
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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
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 more
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, not the least of which is coronary artery disease (c article via link below 4 details) http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1860726/
bottom line? Troponin levels r a sensitive + specific indicator of heart muscle damage from any cause. Dr mike. ...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 more
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
Yes!: It can cause heart muscle damage thus elevated troponin. ...Read more
Chest pain: One could postulate a scenario where that might happen but it isn't common... ...Read more
Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?
How often is the troponin levels elevated when having a dissection or aneurysm of the thoracic aorta? And blood count?
www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/arm
Heart muscle enzyme: Troponin is a heart enzyme that is released in the blood when the heart is under strain. Elevated levels of this enzyme in the setting of chest pain and ekg changes usually mean that an individual is having a blockage in the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. ...Read more
If multiple troponin levels are normal, how unlikely is a person to be having acute HF & Conjestive HF?
Troponin: These levels are usually elevated in acute MI and may not be elevated in CHF ...Read more
Troponin: It leaks out of the cells when they are damaged. ...Read more
I have had some lab work to find out my troponin levels and they were. 13 and the other one is. 18 is this normal or are these values high?
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 micrograms/l. It also depends highly on the labs "normal ranges" as these differ from lab to lab. Always good to stick with the same lab and methodology to follow trends in labs. If at the er for chest pain to rule out mi, they would look at ekg's too. ...Read more
If someone dies of heart failure, ANY TYPE of heart failure, will there be a rise in troponin levels?
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?
Troponin levels: Troponin levels may be elevated in normal individuals. As your heart is ok I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
I recently was going to have a small procedure done on my stomach. My body had a bad reaction to the anesthetics. Now my troponin levels are at 1.45?
Myocardium: Usually a response of The myocardium to the anaesthesia. It should slowly return to normal. Good Luck ...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
Sometimes I go to ER with chest pains and my troponin levels are up sometimes not but they always say my heart is fine?
Unclear: I would be concerned about troponin levels going up with chest pain (how high?) but if you already had a cardiac cath, and if you were told your coronary arteries are normal that is very good news. Even without blockages, some patients have issues with cocaine, arterial spasms, clots, uncontrolled hypertension, or other conditions but only your doc can give you a diagnosis from a complete history. ...Read more
My father was hospitalized a week and a half ago for troponin levels being 004. He has a doctors appointment on Monday, if it's the same will they keep him? (His stress test was perfect and his blood work was healthy as well)
Elevated troponin: His slight elevation in troponin maybe from just a heart strain. Hopefully you meant a troponin of 0.04, and not 4. Regardless, you mentioned he was kept in the hospital for further eval, such as a stress test. The Hospital wouldn't have discharged him if he wasn't in stable condition (as in, he wasn't having a heart attack). His upcoming appointment is likely just a hospital follow up (routine). ...Read more
Have hcm recently had SVT pulse over 220 - troponin levels were 70 on admission -1700 after 30 minutes - what are risks heart failure?
Diastolic/systolic: Hcm course can be benign but can cause syncope, arrhythmias (like svt), ischemia, heart failure and brain stroke. Can progress to dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure in 5 to 10% of patients as a result of fibrosis a ventricular remodeling. Atrial fibrillation, 10-20% patients, can precipitate heart failure and stroke. Focus management by close follow up with cardiology. ...Read more
Can a severe panic attack elevate troponin levels (0.12) in an otherwise healthy 34 year old male with no personal/family history of heart disease?
Yes, it can.: Hi, thanks for the question. There are many different situations that can place enough stress on the heart to elevate troponins in the blood, including panic attacks and emotional stress. I would suggest you visit your doctor for an EKG and to schedule a stress test to help evaluate the vessels that supply your heart with blood. And if you experience chest pain, don't hesitate to go to your ER! ...Read more
While in a hospital for something, I began to have chest pain. My heart rate was 130 ECG which showed sinus tachycardia. Over next 3 days troponin levels went from <0.01, 0.02, <0.04. Did I have a mi?
No: Not by enzymatic criteria. Sinus tachycardia is indicative that you were distressed - either by pain, anxiety, or both. It is the reaction, not the cause of your pain. Your doctors, possibly with additional testing, can decide if you have acute coronary syndrome or non-cardiac chest pain. ...Read more
My father had chest pain 2 days ago Troponin was elevated but no MI. Levels are still not in range. What can cause this?!
Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007452.htm
The website given above provides a list of the conditions, other than MI that are associated with elevated troponin. Your father should discuss matter with his doctor and follow the advice. ...Read more
HEART OF THE MATTER!: TROPONIN is a chemical found in some tissues, but most commonly used because it is unique to cardiac muscle. When ELEVATED it can indicate a recent injury to the heart. LOW TROPONIN is a GOOD THING! ...Read more
Unlikely: If the source of myoglobin is cardiac, troponin will be positive as well. If myoglobin was elevated with a negative troponin, other possible sources of myoglobin should be considered. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Troponin: There is laboratory error with every test. Other things may leak small amounts of troponin with no other sign of cardiac damage, . ...Read more
Causes of significantly elevated myoglobin but normal troponin and normal ck. This was during a severe sle flare. Can just lupus cause high myoglobin?
Yes: Only myoglobin would be related to muscle. With lupus, possibly inflammatory. It could be associated with elevated ck but not always, depending on extent of disease. ...Read more
SVT episode last night. EKG was normal, Troponin negative and BNP was 215. Can an episode of SVT cause elevated BNP?
Will the damaged heart muscle be rebuild / restored automatically when the elevated (3.50ng) troponin I value to the normal level (0.27ng)?
No, resumption of normal troponin levels does not mean the heart tissue is restored.
If the heart muscle is damaged during a heart attack, scar tissue will form from the damaged tissue. Medications such as ace inhibitors can help the remodeling/healing process of the remaining tissue after a heart attack which can be beneficial. The scar tissue remains. ...Read more
Can esophogeal spasm cause troponin t levels of 0.28, 0.26 and 0.24 over a 12 hour period and subtle abnormality on EKG one time and then normal ekg?
No: This could be mild heart attack. You may wanna consult a cardiologist without further delay. ...Read more
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