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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Troponin T (Overview)

The troponins are enzymes specific to the heart. There are two types. Trop i and trop t. Either can be measured to asses for heart damage.


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What is cardiac-specific troponin t?

What is cardiac-specific troponin t?

A biomarker: Measurement of troponin t is used to help make the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack). The chemical leaks from damaged heart muscle and confirms injury to the heart. A new assay called highly sensitive troponin is now available and is 10 times more sensitive and increases the speed and accuracy of the diagnosis. If the result is negative 3 hours after chest pain, mi is unlikely. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
17 doctors shared insights

Troponin T (Overview)

The troponins are enzymes specific to the heart. There are two types. Trop i and trop t. Either can be measured to asses for heart damage.


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What will impact be after bypass surgery in case of high troponin t?

What will impact be after bypass surgery in case of high troponin t?

Always goes up: The troponin t rises whenever heart muscle is injured. There is always some heart injury with bypass surgery (this is normal) and the troponin t always is elevated afterward. Not to worry. ...Read more

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Hi, i've these lab result: ck 121 u/l, normal <190 ckmb 22 u/l, normal <24 troponin t <50, normal <50 should i be worried?Coz ckmb near its max limit.

Hi, i've these lab result:
ck 121 u/l, normal <190
ckmb 22 u/l, normal <24
troponin t <50, normal <50
should i be worried?Coz ckmb near its max limit.

No: Enzymes rise and fall at the time of a heart attack. Only enzymes in the abnormal range are diagnostic. All your values are normal so there is no reason to be concerned. High normal values are normal values. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: troponin t?

What is the definition or description of: troponin t?

Is a cardiac enzyme: The troponins are enzymes specific to the heart. There are two types. Trop i and trop t. Either can be measured to asses for heart damage. ...Read more

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Can troponin t level 12 level be good or bad?

Bad: Troponin t elevation usually means that underlying myocardial cell damage has occurred. This should be taken into the clinical context of what has happened. ...Read more

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What is the difference between troponin I and troponin t?

What is the difference between troponin I and troponin t?

Same but diffrent: The troponin is part of the heart muscle that regulates contraction. There are 3 components trop i, trop t and trop c. When damage is doneto the heart you can measure the levels of t-i and t-t . Trop i is 90% sens and 95 specific. Trop t is around 85% sensitive and 80% specific. They rise over 3 to 6 hrs and peak at 24 hrs . Can stay up to 10 days. Both are used to diagnose and risk stratify ami ...Read more

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What is cardiac-specific troponin t?

A biomarker: Measurement of troponin t is used to help make the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack). The chemical leaks from damaged heart muscle and confirms injury to the heart. A new assay called highly sensitive troponin is now available and is 10 times more sensitive and increases the speed and accuracy of the diagnosis. If the result is negative 3 hours after chest pain, mi is unlikely. ...Read more

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What is cardiac specific troponin t?

Cardiac enzyme: Troponin t is an enzyme in heart muscle cells that is specific to heart muscle so the term "cardiac specific troponin t" is redundant. Normally, almost all of the troponin t we own is inside of the heart muscle cells with almost none (an immeasurably small amount) is in our blood. When the heart is injured, some troponin leaks into the blood where it becomes measurable. ...Read more

Troponin (Definition)

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