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Are elevated troponin levels related to pneumonia?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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