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What Is The Significance Of Troponin Levels After A Heart Attack
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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