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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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 straight co... Read Full »