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If your troponin level is normal, does it mean that your heart valve is allright & not infected by bacterial endocarditis?Ty

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Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Not necessarily

Elevated troponin is most often associated with heart muscle damage, as in a heart attack.
Heart valves may be damaged (by infection or other processes) that may not lead to an elevated troponin. An ultrasound of the heart should help detect important damage to any involved valves.

In brief: Not necessarily

Elevated troponin is most often associated with heart muscle damage, as in a heart attack.
Heart valves may be damaged (by infection or other processes) that may not lead to an elevated troponin. An ultrasound of the heart should help detect important damage to any involved valves.
Dr. John Charpie
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Not necessarily

It depends on what bacteria and if there were heart muscle damage.
.. Not all bacterial endocarditis patients who need their heart valves replaced have elevated troponin. I hope this helped... And with you the best luck!

In brief: Not necessarily

It depends on what bacteria and if there were heart muscle damage.
.. Not all bacterial endocarditis patients who need their heart valves replaced have elevated troponin. I hope this helped... And with you the best luck!
Dr. Joseph Shen
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