Troponins are proteins that regulate muscle coordination in cardiac and skeletal muscles. Normal troponin level in the blood varies from 0 to 0.4 ng/mL. Increased level of troponins in the blood is indicative of cardiac disorders.
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How serious is my mother's chest pain?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 62 years old, has been hospitalized for two days due to sudden sweating, chest pain and left hand pain. When she was admitted her BP was 190/110 mmHg. She is also a diabetic (150/270) and undergoing tremendous stress due to sudden personal loss. She underwent ECG and 2D ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be unstable angina or MI (myocardial infarction). Please let me know the troponin I value. If it is negative repeatedly, then stress test is advisable. If positive, then st... Read Full »