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How is troponin a sign of heart attack ?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Muscle damage
When heart muscle is injured troponin leaks into the blood where it can be measured.
Elevated levels typically indicate some damage to the heart. There can be false positive readings especially in patients with renal failure.

In brief: Muscle damage
When heart muscle is injured troponin leaks into the blood where it can be measured.
Elevated levels typically indicate some damage to the heart. There can be false positive readings especially in patients with renal failure.
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