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What Are Other Reasons Other Than Heart Attack For Increased Level Of Troponin
Any heart problem: Troponin is an enzyme released by damaged heart muscle. While the major cause is a heart attack, and large increases are usually due to this, almost any condition affecting the heart can cause small increases. Viral infections of the heart, pulmonary embolus or medial procedures such as angioplasty often result in increases of troponin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why was my younger brother rushed to hospital for emergent heart catheterization after severe crushing chest pain. Didn't have heart attack BUT his troponin level was high? got discharged 2 days later.
My understanding is: that if he had these symptoms and his serial troponins were high,then he by definition DID have a heart attack,despitewhat the catheterization showed. This would be spasm of the coronaries,not blockage. It is called Prinzmetal's angina and can cause a heart attack with clean coronaries ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thrombosis rca at p/mortem. No heart attack.deceased died from sepsis complications.How possible to hav thrombosis? No H/Attack.troponin level normal?
DIC? Hypotensive?: Hi. Sepsis is awful as you know from this case. Sepsis is accompanied by hypotension (low blood pressure), poor organ perfusion, and often disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC = initiation of clotting cascade). While sepsis is the killer, it's not hard to picture the low blood pressure, poor perfusion, and activated clotting pathway causing a thrombosis in the RCA right at time of death. ...Read more
It depends: In the proper setting with chest pain & abnormal electrocardiogram an elevated troponin (highly sensitive version) can indicate heart damage. However there are other possible explanations for an elevated level. These include congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) or kidney failure. The pattern of the elevation over time is also useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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