The group of three proteins that regulate the contraction of skeletal and heart muscles is called troponin. The level of heart-specific troponin in the blood is tested to determine heart injury. Troponin is generally undetected in the blood, but in case of heart muscle damage, its level increases in the blood.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have been having dizziness and lightheadedness. I fainted a couple of weeks ago and I am having palpitations regularly. My resting HR (heart rate) is 40s-50s and I am not at all athletic, I often feel bad when it drops low. I had a blood test for Troponin and the levels were elevat... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old female. I get random chest pain either on the left side or on the right side that is painful to touch. There are some instances when it feels like my chest is going to collapse. This feeling lasts for a second or two. Almost like a lightning bolt has shocked me. Ther... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your troponin was normal, this is good because that was not heart attack. Regarding your ECG (electrocardiogram), I do not know what was the abnormality. I want to see your ECG to guide you accordingly. One thing I would stress that pleas... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 11-year-old son fainted at soccer practice and was taken to the hospital. His heart had an extra beat. The bloodwork showed that his troponin level was slightly elevated. He is not on any medications. Is there a way of stabilizing troponin levels? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Elevated troponin may occur due to the involvement of the heart, lungs, and kidneys. They occur in blood as a response to trauma to the heart muscles. Slightly elevated troponin may or may not be related to a heart condition. The only way to stabilize it is to avoid ... Read Full »
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 straight co... Read Full »