What are the Causes of Troponin Elevation?

Q:
What are the causes of troponin elevation?

A:
Elevated troponin means an increase in the cardiac enzyme troponin in the blood. It can be from a heart attack or due to other conditions that place strain on the heart.

Cause

Damage to the heart muscle cells are the classic cause of high troponin. There are many other causes includes:

  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Critical illness

Possible Symptoms

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain from the heart
  • Chin numbness

Treatment

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Keywords: troponin elevation;heart attack;specific medical

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